Welcome back to another week of the Ordinary Moments. If you haven’t joined in before this is a weekly linky that launches every Sunday morning and is open until midnight on the following Saturday. It’s a linky that celebrates any ordinary moments in your life – or the not so ordinary some weeks too. Basically – anything goes. I’ll be sharing and commenting on the posts that are linked up during the week and there’s a badge at the bottom of the post if you’d like to add it to yours too.
As a parent I often feel proud of the children. I think pride is a natural emotion when you see them do something for the first time, achieve something they have tried so hard to do or step out of their comfort zone. I know that I feel proud of LP or Little Man so regularly, at least a couple of times a week and so, for me, that’s pretty ordinary.
But, one thing I had never really thought about was whether LP and Little Man were proud of each other. Whether it was an emotion they felt or even understood. Until LP came out of school on Friday telling me that she was star of the week that week – just like Little Man had been the week before.
In the car on the way home LP told Little Man how she loved seeing him as star of the week. How she loved being there in assembly when he stood at the front and just how proud she was of him.
This was the first time I heard LP mention pride when talking about her brother and it made my heart swell. To know that LP looks at her little brother with such a huge range of emotions, just like I do, makes me even prouder of LP too. She’s such a caring, well rounded little girl and I know that in time Little Man will be so proud of her too – probably when he gets to watch her in the star of the week assembly next week!
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