As a mom, there are many moments we feel pride in our children. Things like when Chloe gets straight A's, Cami gets 100 on a spelling test or Koda "goes poo poo in the potty like Daniel Tiger", there a feeling of pride I feel for my kiddos. But, this week may have topped it all.
Even with all the excitement of these last events, we have had some upsetting situations. Chloe not making the talent show was a complete shock to all of us. She is a fantastic dancer, and she had worked so hard to create her dance and the bravery to try out. So, need less to say, it was tough to celebrate Cameron's winning while being sensitive to Chloe's loss.
Cameron has also had a tough time with a girl in her class. Cami has come home for the last month hurt that a friend in class won't be her friend if she sits by someone else or says hurtful things to her. We have talked about how to respond with kind words, and encourage Cami to be nice even when others aren't. (Lessons she will need way past grade school!)
So, the other day I heard some teachers talking about a mother who picked up her child early from school, so that she would not have to watch the talent show (she didn't make it). Then I heard, "And there was Chloe Carpenter. She didn't make it and she sat on the front row smiling and cheering on her sister!" sniff sniff
Cami did get out there in front of the whole student body and do her thing ("even though I was shivering"), but the music got away from her. She and Dean started singing at the wrong part and they were off the whole chorus. But, instead of walking off crying ...she looked at me, got her words and rocked the rest of the performance!!! I was so proud of that little Diva!
Then, Friday at school, Cami was acknowledged in front of the whole school for having her artwork at the Frist. Her teacher told me that after she sat down she saw the little girl whisper something to Cami and Cami's face melted. The teacher asked Cami what the girl said and Cami told her, "She said she didn't clap for me because she wasn't my friend." As I was telling Chris about it at home, Cami said, "but after she said that, I told her that I still liked her!" sniff sniff
Now that's good stuff!
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