It's really easy to complain about our kids when they are
As a teacher I work really hard to find and comment when students are working well. If we'd gotten into a bad patch in terms of the mood of the classroom, it always turned things around when I looked for the good!
I work hard at doing this with my kids too, but I'm definitely far from perfect!
But I wanted to take a moment today to tell you how proud I am of them.
We had a long day yesterday. We drove to the Southern Highlands where we visited my mum. This can be really difficult for for the kids, depending on what is going on that day.
Yesterday, I needed to feed mum her lunch, which takes a while, as well as respond to my brother who is severely autistic, and help him in his visit and in processing his grief about mum.
|iPads are the best!|
That said, they served my kids a beautiful children's high tea, so that was an unexpected surprise.
|Are you done yet Mum? I really want to eat my scones!|
The drive home on the freeway was the worst rain I've seen in a long time. It was heavy, the entire way back. We were so thankful to get home safely that night.
Well, that's the story of our day, but not the story of the kids.
They were so well behaved all day, they played beautifully with each other at Mum's, and talked to my brother. They were well-behaved at Dirty Janes, and enjoyed their high tea. They were well-behaved in the car, and listened to our audio stories (we are rocking Roald Dahl at the moment) so that I could concentrate on navigating and husband could concentrate on safe driving. They weren't perfect, and they needed a few reminders, but that's a win in my book.
It's good to stop and be thankful for their wins. I told them how proud I was of them this morning.
Now I'm telling you ;)