Monday, April 16, 2012

Sometimes we get it right.



Isaiah sat and worked on this all by himself yesterday. In the morning when he woke up, after soccer, and after his bath--determined to finish. Not one stitch of help from any person other than him. He sat there quietly with his finger on each step and followed those heinous little Lego directions with those teensie-weensie pieces until he finished.

And he did finish.

It was important to him to do this one all alone, with no help, and no lost pieces. And if you've ever seen the new generation of Legos, those pieces can be smaller than a newborn baby's pinky fingernail--for real. 

The look on his face when he finished -- so priceless. I said, "That's awesome, Isaiah! You must be really proud of yourself!"

And he said, "I am VERY proud of myself!!!"

Yes sir, that's my baby.

Can't you just see it on his face? How proud he is of himself?

I was proud of him, too. And something about that moment made me feel proud of myself for being his mom. You know? Sometimes. . . sometimes we get it right.

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Happy Monday

6 comments:

  1. Yay! Good work. I love it when they get to the point where they want to, and can, do hard stuff alone. Hard things they chose for themselves.

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  2. You should both be proud. Yes.

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  3. I love the way you do your mother thing. Proud boy. Proud mom. x0 N2

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  4. Looks like the handy work of a future Engineer!!

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  5. Kristin -- I know! He was so proud!!

    Sister Moon -- We were. Both of us!

    N2 -- I try. I really do. Sometimes I get it right.

    BumbleBizzle -- He knows his Auntie JoLai is proud of him!

    Apop -- His PaPa and his Auntie Deanna are Mechanical Engineers. I think he has that building gene. He told me tonight that he wants to build things when he grows up.

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