Proud of my boy

@sissy15 (5168)
United States
December 14, 2016 2:07am CST
I think for me one of the best compliments I can get are those about my son, when people tell me how well mannered he is or how amazing he is, it lets me know I'm doing something right. My son drives me nuts a lot of the time. He never gives me a second to think, his favorite word is "mommy" which it seems like he says every five seconds, and while it drives me crazy, I love that he confides in me. He has always been a mommy's boy. It's nice to have others recognize that he is amazing. Today we took him to a Christmas event my boyfriend's work (well not his actual work, but the one across town from him, that one of my ex SILs is the manager at) was having for the public. Santa was there as well as the company mascot, who up until this year my son was terrified of, even though he stubbornly denies ever being afraid of the mascot lol. While there everyone was commenting on how well mannered he is and how great he is, and it made me smile. My son got up on Santa's lap and talked to him like they were best buds. Santa was actually the president of the company, and he knows my boyfriend well, but for some reason always forgets our son's name, and every single year my son retells him, and Santa will go "oh that's right" but my son has no problem correcting him. He told Santa what he wanted and answered all of his questions, and gave the mascot a high five, and then he said thank you and was all around polite with Santa. My son even managed to get a second cookie due to being well mannered and impressing the lady who was doing the cookies. My son is the kind of kid who is full of energy and he's not the most perfect child, he is well behaved but he's not the kid who is constantly getting to the top of the behavior chart, but he's never been to the bottom of it either at least not yet. He's the kid that loves to make others laugh, he likes to talk, and he has this huge personality, and while it may never make him the best behaved kid in his class, it definitely makes him his own person. He is stubborn and marches to the beat of his own drum. He is the kid that when he's not happy he'll make sure you know, he'll stand in the middle of the soccer field and glare or stubbornly walk to first base in tball because he refuses to run, because he doesn't feel like it (true story), but he's also the same kid that cares enough to stop and help up someone who has fallen, or wish someone well. He can be teased by someone and still turn around to make sure they're ok. While he's not going to win award after award for having the best behavior, he has a winning personality. I sometimes see parents bragging about how their kids do this or that, and I will often think "why can't my son do that?" and then remind myself that he doesn't have to, because he's amazing the way he is. He may not do something someone else's kid does, but he does so many other things well. I'm proud of who he is, and the way he cares, the way he is thankful for things, the way he almost always remembers to say please and thank you. I love the way he loves. Every day is the best day ever according to him, and he loves everyone, he usually has a huge smile plastered on his face. He will tell me how much he loves me, and if I'm hurt or sick he always checks on me to see how I feel, and he lets me sleep when I don't feel well. He's thoughtful. I remember asking him what he's thankful for on Thanksgiving and he told me "my toys, you and daddy, my bed, my teacher, and my principal." and I mean of the things he could have listed, it amazed me that he was thankful for things that a lot of kids may not think to be thankful for. He always amazes me. My son isn't perfect, and he drives me crazy on a regular basis, but there's no one in this world that is more proud of him than I am, and if I can take credit for even a little bit of who he is, then that makes me feel great.
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@celticeagle (115494)
• Boise, Idaho
15 Dec 16
Sounds like he is a jewel to be around. Nice that he is loving and has a up beat personality. Happy holidays.
@sissy15 (5168)
• United States
15 Dec 16
Thank you, he's a good kid. Happy holidays to you too.
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@celticeagle (115494)
• Boise, Idaho
17 Dec 16
@sissy15 .........Hope his teens years are good ones too.
@sissy15 (5168)
• United States
17 Dec 16
@celticeagle thanks, you and me both lol.
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@amnabas (9952)
• Karachi, Pakistan
14 Dec 16
This is how moms feel proud of their sons and daughters.
@sissy15 (5168)
• United States
15 Dec 16
I agree, we should all feel proud of our children.
@JudyEv (107983)
• Bunbury, Australia
14 Dec 16
He sounds a marvellous little boy.
@sissy15 (5168)
• United States
15 Dec 16
Thank you, I believe he's an amazing kid, but I'm his mom lol.
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@Julie555 (2560)
14 Dec 16
So touching,dear! Wish health and happiness for Your lovely sonny
@sissy15 (5168)
• United States
14 Dec 16
Thank you.
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@jstory07 (61106)
• Roseburg, Oregon
14 Dec 16
You should be very proud of your son. He sounds very good.
@sissy15 (5168)
• United States
14 Dec 16
Thank you, and I am. It's sometimes easy to get caught up in who we think they should be than it is to just accept them for who they actually are.