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Brag About A Kid Day

By Glinda


You know, it’s hard.

It’s hard when you have this fantastic kid in your life and yet for some reason, it’s considered unseemly to say anything positive about their accomplishments  without looking like, well, a braggart

Have you ever tried to say something nice about your kid and then the people you are talking to immediately try to one-up you with a story of how their kid is at the top of his class, or the best pitcher on the team, or blah blah blabbbity blah?  I know you have.

But we are the people who love our kids and know them the best! We’re their biggest cheerleaders, and rightly so. 

Today, though, I want us to leave behind the trappings of modesty and shout from the rooftops about something wonderful about the special children in your life.  And if you don’t have a child, it could be a niece or nephew or cousin or the neighbor kid two houses over. 

Do they have the prettiest eyes? The cutest dimples? Are their drawings worthy of an art gallery? Can they make you laugh harder than anyone you know?  There are a million different things that make our kids special.

We here at Teeny Manolo would like to give you a supportive, caring environment in which you can feel free to tell us about the fabulous child in your life without fear of someone next to you claiming that their kid is thisclose to finding a cure for cancer.

So please, feel free to brag away! You have my permission!

18 Responses to “Brag About A Kid Day”

  1. Glinda Says:

    C’mon, I’ve got no takers?

  2. dgm Says:

    You first!

  3. Glinda Says:

    Ok, since we have a bunch of shy, modest people out there, I’ll go first.

    The Munchkin reads three grade levels ahead. He’s a fantastic reader, and even though I did some very early work on phonics with him, it’s mostly all him. Oh, and his comprehension matches his skill level. Since I view reading as one of the most important things in life, it makes me happy to see him take to it so easily.


  4. mini_pixie Says:

    Yay for the Munchkin! 🙂 (no, seriously, that’s awesome. what do you mean, it came off sarcastic?)

    Well I’m gonna brag double for all the shy people out there!

    My big girl just turned 3 a month ago and not only has she known her colors and shapes and most of her letters for ages, she now tries to write her name on all her artwork. Granted it’s backwards (e-t-t-e-i-l-u-J) and there’s usually an extra e and the l and i look kind of similar…. but still. And she draws the most awesome smiley faces ever. With cheeks!

    My little one (now 3 months old when you count from her due date) is not quite able to do brag-worthy stuff like that, but having been born nearly 4 months ahead of schedule, every goo and ga, every smile and every pout is an accomplishment and a blessing. She does have some specific medical issues and is at high risk for cerebral palsy and mental retardation, but the docs are “cautiously optimistic” which is good enough for now.

  5. Awesome Mom Says:

    Evan had an OT evaluation the other day and he did well. He did stuff for that woman that he would not do at home for me, the little stinker. Of course in the end he still needed OT thanks to him not actually using his left hand but then that was expected. I just could not help but worry that he was behind beyond all that.

    Harry is a cute little guy and always coming up with something funny (to me). He is very helpful and I can always count on him when I need help.

  6. Glinda Says:

    Yay for Juliette and her penmanship and artitistic skills! Yay for the little one and her preciousness!

    And yay for Evan’s awesome skillz and Harry’s needed and appreciated ability to assist!

  7. mamafitz Says:

    my middle son calvin is an excellent gymnast, but more than that, he is dedicated to the sport, works hard at practices, got named team leader for his level, and still has a great attitude, good time, and is supportive and silly with his teammates. (psst — there are videos of him doing his thing on my blog).

    my oldest son caleb is a delight, his teachers love him and tell about how kind and considerate he is of others, and even though he’s almost 13 and starting with that puberty/teenage thing, i still find him wonderful most of the time. and he’s incredible with his little little brother.

    my youngest son connor is so much fun, and keeps me young. 🙂 he’s fascinated by science, and lately has been telling me all about simple machines (thank you PBSkids!).

  8. Lee Says:

    I’m not a mom, but I am an aunt. I will admit to playing favorites (though I try very hard not to show it). My niece, Imani, has not had the most stable life or the easiest mother to live with (my sister), but she is one of the sweetest kids I know. She makes me smile just to think of her.

  9. Laurie Says:

    My son at seventeen months and is a great sleeper and eater!

  10. dgm Says:

    Bravo everyone!
    Okay, here goes:
    My daughter is 10 1/2, skipped a grade, and tests post high school in all subjects, but she’s just a humble, sweet, sensitive girl who loves to draw cartoons and read (I’m with you, Glinda, on the thrill of having a child who loves to read). Also, from the moment she was born, I’ve thought she was the prettiest little girl I ever did see.

    My son just turned 6 and is such an exuberant child that it’s almost always fun to be around him, and he’s a magnet for other kids. Where his sister is creative and analytical, he is highly intuitive and can assess a situation beyond what is normal for a kid his age. He composes little poems and can build complicated things with Struxx by reading and understanding the 72 page book of instructions.

  11. dgm Says:

    Next time do we get to talk about all the things that annoy us about our kids? 🙂

  12. Glinda Says:

    Yay for Calvin and his outstanding athletic ability and equally outstanding attitude! Yay for Caleb and his kindness and understanding! And yay for Connor, keeping his mom laughing all the time!

    Yay for Imani and her lovely disposition, she must be so special!

    Yay for Laurie and her champion eater/sleeper! Trust me Laurie, you are lucky!

    Yay for dgm’s genius daughter who will soon be taking over the world, and for her son with his excellent people-skills and a natural engineering ability!

    And yes, if this is successful, by all means we can vent next time!

  13. kimberly Says:

    My son, age 9, is growing up to be a very thoughtful, kind boy. I am beyond proud of him. He gets consistant high grades in school, is very popular and has many friends. He is beautiful inside and out.

  14. Meg Says:

    My daughter, age 5 months, has the cutest smile in the entire world and the sweetest laugh.

  15. Liz Says:

    My oldest made the Dean’s List for fall semester this year!

  16. Glinda Says:

    Yay for kimberly and her son’s supferfantasticness!

    Yay for Meg’s daughter, who makes her mom so happy with her cuteness!

    Yay for Liz’s oldest and her great grades!

  17. marvel Says:

    Finally, a safe haven to share my immediate reaction every time y’all post a picture of Suri Cruise:

    My older daughter is more photogenic than Suri. She’s also very smart and empathic.

    My youngest has gorgeous red hair. She’s less than 2 mos old so other boasts will have to wait!

  18. Glinda Says:

    Yay for marvel’s beautiful elder daughter!

    Yay for the lovely red tresses of her younger!

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