"Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing. " -Helen Keller

Monday, April 18, 2011

Perfect Moment Monday: Appreciating My Kids

Welcome to Perfect Moment Monday sponsored by Lori over at Write Mind Open Heart. Lori says that "Perfect Moment Monday is more about noticing a perfect moment than about creating one. Perfect moments can be momentous or ordinary or somewhere in between."

Moment 1: Marty mowed the front lawn and tomorrow Joey is going to do the back lawn. It is so nice having someone else (2 someone elses) to help out with that chore.

Moment 2: Joey has been teaching Gabe a lot of things this week. I love that he is taking the time to work with his little brother...I just wish he wasn't such a boy when selecting what to teach. See, he has been teaching Gabe to spell words like butthole and poop. Hehe, I have to bite my tongue whenever I stumble across them doing this because all I want to do is laugh and I really don't need to encourage them.

Moment 3: Marty went down to my parents this weekend and they went out to dinner the other night. My mom told me how scrupulously polite Marty was when they were out. She said he thanked the waiter, the busboy, everyone. I am so glad to know the manners I teach him have sunk in (even if I rarely get to see them).

Moment 4: On Friday, when I picked Gabe up from school, one of Gabe's teachers told me that it has been an absolute delight to have Gabe in class this year...that they have really, really enjoyed having him as a student this year.

Moment 5: I took Gabe to a birthday party Friday evening and the parents of two of the kids in Gabe's class told me that his volcano obsession has rubbed off on their kids and they are watching shows about volcanoes and checking out volcano books from the library. It is so cool seeing your kid teach other kids things (especially things that don't get them in trouble...more on that another day).

Go check out the other perfect moments at this week's Perfect Moment Monday on Write Mind Open Heart.


Delenn said...

I love these glimpses of your children! I chuckled thinking of Joey teaching Gabe the important things--like butthole! :-)

I always love getting reports that they are well behaved or polite--it is a confirmation that we must be doing something right--especially when we don't always get the polite sides!

Perfect moments all.

Aunty Robin and Aunty Sue said...

"an absolute delight" how awesome is that. that one alone would be a week's worth of perfect moments.

Great post. Sweet kids.

Lavender Luz said...

#2 cracked me up.

And reading that out loud would probably crack Joey up.

St Elsewhere said...

Ayowesome! Your kids are so well...

P.S I would have giggled too to watch Gabe learn those choice words, but I would also know that it wasn't the right thing I was doing.

Marty's manners talk well about your parenting and I am so glad your kids help you around so well.

St Elsewhere said...

....eeeks...I meant....your kids are so swell!

PFM said...

Awwww. What great feedback. You must be so proud. Parenthing is tough but the rewards are what make it all worth it.