Tell me something sweet that your child/children did for you this week...

United States
February 2, 2007 7:45am CST
I would to hear stories about what your child/children did this week that made you say "awww" or made your heart burst with happiness and reminded you just how much they love you? If you can give their ages as well - that would be great! I took my son (16yrs) with me a couple of days ago to pick up some milk from the corner store. He asked if he could get himself an energy type protein bar and I said "yes". When we got home, he said he had bought me a little surprise and tossed a bag to me. Inside was a Rocky Road candy bar (you know the ones in the red foil wrappers). I wanted to cry. Might not seem like anything that special but it was. A long time ago, I once mentioned to my son that his grandmother's favorite candy bar was the Rocky Road bar and how she would often times share with me when my older siblings weren't around. If you haven't figured out from my many other discussions, my mom died from cancer when I was 17. So for him to remember and buy that candy bar really touched me. He knew it would bring back a special memory for me. I didn't realize that he had remembered or even really paid attention so many years ago when I shared that story with him. But he did, because I mentioned it when I saw the candy bar and he just smiled and said "I know". That was my "aww" moment this week. :) What was yours?
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@carlaabt (3508)
• United States
2 Feb 07
My son just turned a year old yesterday. Everything he does is sweet. :) One thing that he has started doing lately, though, that I think is really cute, is when my husband says "Daddy loves Mommy" Elliott shakes his head no and says "No no Daddy! Elliott ubs Mommy!"
• United States
5 Feb 07
Awww! When my son was little I use to make a point of hugging my husband when my son was hugging him and saying "my daddy" - to which he would reply.. "noooo my daddy". We would go back and forth giggling and then he would finally say "ok, I'll share MY daddy with you". Your Elliott sounds like a sweetie!
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@WebMann (4732)
• Canada
2 Feb 07
Well this is very short and to the point. My son, 21, finally found a place of his own and moved out. I am not trying to be mean but we are so happy to have a bit of time to ourselves after 21 years. I know he will be home for most of his meals. :)
• United States
5 Feb 07
I can only imagine! Enjoy your time to yourself and with your spouse :)
@icebucks (127)
• Philippines
8 Feb 07
that's really an "aww" moment. My daughter is just 2. Im managing a computer rental shop, and she stays with me. I have a good space for her behind my chair while Im working. She sleeps there during her afternoon nap. One time she woke up and hug me from behind and said I Love you!... she's so sweet! She learned a lot from barney, the hugging and I love you's! hehe..
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@lilypie (80)
• United States
5 Feb 07
Oh that is So Sweet! I don't have children but I take care of my niece and I think of her as my own, the other day she came over to me and asked me if she could fix my hair when she was done I looked in the mirror and my hair was in a perfect french braid! I almost cried I was so happy..(well I did a bit) I have always wanted to french braid my hair but could never do this myself. I just thought it was the Sweetest thing ever :)
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• United States
5 Feb 07
That is sweet, lilypie. My little niece will paint my nails for me and it always makes me smile because she is only 8 and tries really hard to do a good job - at the end I give her a tip and her eyes light up. I hope your niece is able to do your hair again - what a great memory!
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@soccermom (3200)
• United States
8 Feb 07
My "awww" moment didn't really happen to me, but between my two daughters. My oldest (11) was getting in trouble because her room was a mess, we asked her to clean it, she said she did and when my hubby went to check of course she hadn't. So she was getting in trouble, mostly for sassing back. She gets upset because she has to help pick up after her 4 year old sister, my oldest wanted her bedroom to be part of the rec room and we told her in turn she had to keep it clean, there is omly so much you can expect a 4 year old to do. Anyway, my daughter 4 year old comes into the kitchen, as sincere as can be, and says " I'm going down to help my sister, I made a lot of messes I didn't pick up good enough." I thought it was so sweet, because it is unlike her to want to help pick anything up. And her sister was happy too, after the room was clean they spent the rest of the night playing together.
• Canada
8 Feb 07
that is a really sweet story. my sweet moment this week was when i wasn't feeling good and told my 3 year old duaghter i needed some quiet time. so i lied down on the couch while she watched tv. shebrought me a blanket and my pillow and put the blanket over me and tucked me in. it was so sweet.
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@jenalyn (675)
• United States
8 Feb 07
My daughter is 12 years old, and has always been sweet to me. This week she heard my husband say that we were having company. That usually means I go on a cleaning spree cleaning every room even if no one will see it. She went around and cleaned other rooms without me asking or even knowing, so I was finished sooner than I thought I would be. That made me feel so good because she did that just to help, there were no ulterior motives, no rewards asked for. So I took her to rent a dvd and get a pizza to enjoy while our adult company was there. She said "if I had known that I would have done more" and I thought awww, that is sooo sweet.
@harwoodkp (285)
• United States
6 Feb 07
While I was laying on the floor. My 4 year old son got a blanket and covered my up.
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• United States
8 Feb 07
ok well sweet and groos count...my son brought me a cookie...said here mommy(hes 2and a half) well the cookie was wet i figured he slobberd so i pretended to eat it....a few min later, i went to the bathroom to pee, in the toilet was the other half...so yay...sweet but gross...i guess milk dunking went outta stryle
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