Funny word that, what makes each of us proud? I am always proud of my children. Each day they amaze me with how well mannered and well behaved they are. When you factor in their 'differences' it makes the heart swell more.
My perception of pride has changed in the last few years though. I know we are all proud of our children every day, but you know what I'm talking about, the kind that you want to shove up the 'competative mums' ass!!
Like when my eldest walks in with his last report before taking his chosen subjects, every subject he had chosen he had an above average grade in. I knew how much work he put in to it........it made me proud.
My other 2 are where my perceptions changed. This morning, my middle son got up without any argument and followed his chart for morning routine. I am beaming!
My youngest, well. Yesterday he walked into our sitting room, picked up a nappy from the pile, and brought it to his dad. Turned up that while he had shut himself in his bedroom for the afternoon he'd had a poo (sorry!). I have never felt a swell of pride like it! He's almost 5 now and that was the 1st time he'd EVER indicated he needed changing.
So, basically, you want to talk pride, walk in my house for the day. I have felt pride like never before for each of my children.
My eldest son wants to teach special needs children, that makes me proud.
My middle boy taught himself to swim this summer, that makes me proud.
My youngest has learnt to put a whole sentence together, that makes me proud.
But lastly and leastly, I'm a little proud of me, because I brought these amazing human beings into this world! WOW
So what makes you proud?