I'm sure other parents think & worry about similar things when it comes to their children. The big things like health & safety of course. But also the little things. Have I taught them enough? Are they coping at school? How are they perceived by teachers? Are they accepted by other childen? Its hard to feel reassured about lots of things. Some days its hard doing this parenting gig, actually most days. Am I doing ok or do I suck at it? Its easy to second guess yourself, often. But you have to keep showing up each new day with your best & then trust in that, even if the day goes pear shaped.
Sometimes tiny little things around the home happen that give you back some reassurance. Your kid throws their arms around you. You get a little love note left on your pillow. They copy your artwork. They cry when you leave the house. They rush to the door excitedly screaming your name when you return home.
Its just as sweet when things happen outside the home too.
Both my school girls have been voted in by their classmates to be on the SRC. Georgia in Reception & this year, its Charlottes turn. My little darling, my feisty but also so shy little Daisy. She was beyond excited to come home & tell me. Last week, she made it to school on the one day she was feeling ok between head cold & gastro to accept her badge at assembly.
If my children are like everybody else's, then you'll be familiar with those days when you press for info about the day and get a big fat 'nothing' and then there's those few little gems thrown in where something funny/exciting/interesting happened & they talk & talk & talk.
Well a few weeks back, I had one of those such days when they raced to the car at the end of the day waving not just one, but two awards, one each. Voted by their teachers for being organised & getting along. Over the course of the year I'm sure every student gets one of these awards, but nevertheless, we are proud of our girls for receiving theirs. Its a little confidence booster & their moment to shine.
Happy little milestones to record for our family. And making me super happy & proud of my big girls right now.
That is all for today. Happy & peace!