Excuse me whilst I brag on my oldest.

I know that every parent says that they have the best kids, blah blah blah.  I DO have the best kids, depending on when you asked me.  Right now I’d say I’m about to put my youngest in a cardboard box and send her to go live in the wild.  I hate teething.  The wailing, the gnashing.  She turned from this sweet little baby into this howling little beast overnight.  But enough about her.  We’re here today to talk about Aidan and his awesomeness.  Because he is not teething.  I like this about him.

Each month every teacher at Aidan’s elementary school chooses one child in their class to receive a character award.  Last month Aidan was chosen to receive the character award for honesty.  We were so proud of him!  Aidan IS very honest, except for the 5 minutes after I read the letter that he was to get the award.  He had goldfish cracker breath and swore he hadn’t eaten any, even though I could see him hiding cracker crumbs in his cheeks.  Very timely and amusing to me.  But even with that, he tries very hard to be honest and to be a good friend to everyone.  He’s just a great kid all around.

Aidan is not the most sporty guy.  I have listed every sport in the world trying to get him excited about playing at least one of them and NADA.  But he loves to sing and he loves to put on plays so during spring break we enrolled him in a week-long theater camp.  HE LOVED IT.  It was so fun to see him come home every day excited about it.  The instructor (who is also my friend) said that he just blossomed in there, which made me super happy.  I get tired from worrying about him.  No one told me before I had kids that I would worry about them this much.  I do not really care for it.

They put on “Scenes from the Wizard of Oz” and he was a Munchkin Soldier, which is nice because he kinda sounds like a Munchkin and is Munchkin sized, especially compared to the other kids in theater camp.  Ha.  Isn’t he cute?  (He’s on the right)

He did such a great job and it was so nice to see him do something that he really enjoyed.  I’m so proud of the kid he’s turning into.  He never ceases to amaze me.

3 Responses to “Excuse me whilst I brag on my oldest.”

  1. Susan Says:

    He is very cute. I’m glad that he loves to do theater. I wish I could have been there!

  2. Holly Says:

    He’s so cute! How fun that he’s discovering his strengths and loves early in life. He’s so blessed to have parents like you who will encourage him to do what he wants. I have one who isn’t sporty at all either. It’s a bummer that so many people place such a high priority on sports. It’s not the only thing in life and it excludes so many wonderful kids.

    I can so relate to the worry part. I don’t think I’m going to survive parenthood. Seriously.

  3. Brooke Says:

    Glad you’re back to blogging! Good job Aidan!!!

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