Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Proud parent moment for us

A few weeks ago, Jake's school was learning about St. Vincent and they were having a baby items  drive to help those in need.  I picked up some food, wipes, and diapers from the store and sent Jake into school with them to add to the collection, and reiterated to him what they were already talking about in school.  He was excited to donate the items and told me how they were learning how important it is to help others all year long.  I told him that he was absolutely right and that when Christmastime came, we would go to the store together so that he could pick out some toys for kids who might not have any. 

That was almost a month ago.  Last night at dinner, I was asking Jake what they talked about during circle time at school that day.  He said that they were talking about kindness, so I asked him if he said anything to the class when they were talking about that.  He replied, "Oh yes!  I told everyone how when it's Christmas, I'm going to go to the store with you and pick out toys for other kids.  That's being kind.  I will buy toys for them, they should have toys". 

There are times when I'm pulling my hair out and questioning our parenting choices.  There are days when I find myself counting to 10 and taking deep breaths in order to not lose my mind.  Then he says something like that, and in that moment, I'm comforted by the fact that even if I'm frustrated in other areas, I know that we are doing something right.  Definitely doing something right.

That "something right" is clearly not scoping out spots to take photographs---who poses their kid right in front of not one, but TWO port-o-potties?

1 comment:

JCHokie said...

This almost made me tear up. He's so sweet. I have no doubt you & Brian are awesome parents!

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...