How about a bragging thread?!

Rene - posted on 02/08/2009 ( 35 moms have responded )

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I know we all love to brag on our kids so here's a place to do it! If you feel the need, brag away so we can cheer you on! How about I start?



My two oldest are both playing an instrument in the band at school. My fifth grader now has the teacher my oldest had 2 years ago. I just found out yesterday that while at practice this week my fifth grader announced to the entire band how well his brother played at his first concert this year. This falls on the heels of week of the older one trying to "help" my fifth grader practice...which always leads to a fight...so this was a great thing to hear!

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Dorothy - posted on 09/06/2012

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I have a 15 month old daughter and here is a list of the things I could come up with that make me so proud of her (and some things we are going to be working on!)



She can shake her head no when she doesn't want something.

She points at things she does want.

She walks to her chair when she is tired and wants to nap (we tried her in a bed, but she was more comfortable in her chair =]) .

She lets us know when she is "all done" eating by putting her fork down (either on the plate or on the table) and handing us the plate...then she puts her hands up to let us know she is done and wants down.

She is starting to learn how to eat with a spoon and fork and is doing pretty well lately!

She knows how to say mama (and working on mommy now), daddy, baby, papa, puppy, baby, bye, why and hi. We are working on Nanny and Grandpa too!

She can point to her belly, ears, nose and feet when asked where they are. We are working on eyes, mouth and head now too.

She has started to point and grab at her diaper when she has gone pee or poo, which will be a good thing to have her do when she starts learning about the potty this Christmas!

She is affectionate. She loves hugs. She will pull you in for a hug, wrap her arms around your neck and pat your back (SOOOO CUTE WHEN SHE DOES THIS).

When I am sad, she will look at me, come to me and rub my leg or arm, or rest her head on my lap and sometimes requests to be picked up and when held, hugs me.

She knows where a USB cord goes and how headphones work.

She also knows how to use a phone, but doesn't know how to dial real numbers yet (obviously).

She doesn't know any of her 123's or ABC's yet, but we are starting on that soon too.

She knows how to pick up her toys and put them inside things, like a box or basket.

She loves to use containers with lids and puts them on (sometimes with twist on caps, she has learned how to use them).

She can OBVIOUSLY turn on things (like our expensive blu-ray player) even when she's not supposed to.

She knows and loves how to turn pages in a book and sometimes she'll just sit there and flip through a book while thoroughly looking at the pages as she does so.

She walks confidently and properly now, using nothing for support.

She can squat to pick up a toy and stand back up without support.

She can climb on and off our couches.

She can walk up stairs and is learning how to go down them.

She can flush the toilet (only done in supervision).

She knows how to pick up multiple toys at once.

She dances when music is on or when my husband and I sing to her.



I'M SO PROUD OF HER!!!!

Lauren - posted on 12/09/2011

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So many great kids out there! Give it up to the good Mommys & Daddys & teachers.

My oldest is in the 1st grade (6yrs), I have to say I am very proud of him, hes above average in his class and for 1st grade! Most of the time hes making 100s on spelling test, lowest has been a 70 ONCE! I am amazed at how wonderful hes doing. Everything he does to the way he acts you would think he was 12. He helps me around the house, takes his own showers, picks up after himself. Plus, always asks how im doing or feeling. He has a big heart & is always thinking of others.

Now my youngest 2yr old, hes a little tougher then my oldest. But he knows all his picture flash cards from a-z. Reconizes few alphabets, and knows how to count to 5. Speaks clearing and does the same as my oldest. Asking if im ok, if i need water. He can also dress and undress himself, keep drinks on the kitchen table (grown up cup, he says).

Were expecting #3, were not sure if boy or girl. But my boys are hopeing for a sister. lol They are constantly asking how im feeling and hugging and kissing me (as always). Im very proud of our boys.


MARRIED, TWO BOYS & EXPECTING, LIFE IS GREAT.
P.S. THANK YOU LORD :)

Erica - posted on 01/13/2011

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I have a very sweet rambunxious 5 year old whos in preschool. He just became a big brother and is so proud of his little 7 weeker Embry. They r so flippin cute its ridiculous cuz they look just like me with daddy's personality.

Becky - posted on 12/28/2010

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haha this is great! I want to brag about my almost 9 month old! He is SUCH a good boy.. never cries.. except for teething :) sleeps through the night beautifully and has such a cheerful disposition.. He has been early in EVERYTHING! The morning after he was born the pediatrician checked him and he was able to keep his head up for about 2 minutes at a time on his own! He was rolling over at 6 weeks and could roll to both sides by 8 weeks. He started sitting up at 5 months , crawling at 6 months 1 day, and started walking Dec 1 at only 8 months and 1 day old! He can now walk 10 steps at almost 9 months!

Lisa - posted on 11/05/2010

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I have a 22 month old son who is ABSOLUTELY wonderful. He has always been a delightful child since day one. Slept through the night, says please and thank you, covers his mouth when he coughs, helps around the house, LOVES to do laundry, he has been walking since he was 9 months old, putting sentences together since he was 12 months old, he is currently reading two to three words at a time and he can draw a perfect circle, both forward and backwards (he will be an artist).

I am currently pregnant with my second son and he rubs my belly and talks to his brother all the time. and he makes sure that I am okay! Tells me to sit down and relax, in his language, but the fact that he does it is amazing!

Every mother should brag about their children! Glad to hear Mamas are proud! :)

April - posted on 11/02/2010

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my oldest who is 8 has been in boyscouts he just recived a badge im so proud of him he went to being shy to a little butterfly he still has his moments but im glad he loves boyscouts

Jessica - posted on 09/26/2010

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I COULD GO ON AND ON ABOUT MY 6 YEAR OLD SON KADEN....! he is the most caring and sweet little boy...he puts EVERYONE else before him and what he wants to do! he just started 1st grade 3 weeks ago and his teacher came up to me after the first week of school and told me that she wishes she had a class full of kids just like him! and that he was PERFECT!! he just got his progress report and it was ALL 100`s!!! SOOOO PROUD OF MY BABY!! :) :)

Mary - posted on 09/03/2010

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Love this thread! Putting forth the positive:) My 10 year old son has Epilepsy and he's been seizure free for 20 months!!! He ROCKS!

Sarah - posted on 05/23/2010

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My 7 year old is so funny, i asked him what he wanted to be when he grows up and he said, he was hoping to become a member of the Jedi Council, and he was serious

Bri - posted on 05/04/2010

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i have to brag about my little guy!!! he is 15 months old and was born 10 weeks premature. he was only 3 lbs. when he was born. he had a lot of difficulty and we didnt think that he was going to make it. but now he is trying to walk. says thank you. and waves bye. he is the happiest, he has the sweetest most loving deminor i have ever seen (gives me kisses and hugs). :) he is a miracle.

Dakota - posted on 03/28/2010

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my 8 month old knows what the word "bye" means and can say it. he is able to put the action and word together and understand the meaninf

Carys - posted on 03/18/2010

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Ladies, if you want to meet a perfect little boy, pop over to our house. He's wonderful, and suits us so well. He may not do what some of yours do, but he really is spectacular.

Rebecca - posted on 01/07/2010

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I have started my son on toilet training already as well...We have another baby on the way so I want him full toilet trained by 1 1/2 ... My mum said i was fully toilet trained at 18 months so i am wishing my son will be the same LOL...Dont know about the ABC's not up to that stage yet but I do sing them to him and count up to 20 every chance I get...He comes out with stuff like "oh ma" When he does something wrong its very cute so I figure if i continue to sing number and letter to him that he will pick up on that as well..Jett can also say mum, dad, bub, no, yes, ma, pop and Hello..... It's so cute when he picks up the phone and goes "hello, yes yes yes" and puts the phone back down sooo cute

Kristine - posted on 01/06/2010

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My son is 2 1/2 years old. His name is Aiden. When he was 2 and 1 month he was potty trained and he did it mostly on his own. I let him run around naked for a few days but other than that it was all him. Now that he is 2 1/2 he has excelled even more. He can say his abc's all by himself, he can count to 14 without any help. He has recently started reading small 2-3 lettered words. I know that all parents think that their children are special and gifted but i think that mine really is. I was wondering if anyone else had anything to say about this. Is he on track with other kids or is he ahead. I know that the abc's and the reading are ahead of most 2 year olds, but what about the potty training and the counting? Am i reading into this too much?

Rebecca - posted on 01/02/2010

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My little boy is GREAT..He is 11 months now and took his first steps at 7 months and 20 days old has been walking perfectly since 8 months and 1 week. He eats everything and has ALWAYS slept through the night from day dot..The midwife at the hospital had to wake him up after sleeping 8 hours straight. When he is teething we don't know he is until we see an extra tooth..So i am always on the look out for teeth. He is a brilliant little boy and I love him so much....

Amanda - posted on 12/06/2009

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My three year old knows the name of all kinds of instruments, and can pick out each one listening to a song. He also "writes" his own songs, and they actually have a beat and chorus and all that!

Rebecca - posted on 12/04/2009

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I have a 2 year old son and a 5 month old daughter. Our son loves helping with his little sister. After about a week of getting used to her all he wanted to do was pick her up and give her kisses and hold her. He loves just playing on the floor with her and when she does her tummy time he gets down with her and gives her her rattle or teething ring. It's so darn cute! I love my 2 kids to death and even more because they are both miracles!

Kylie - posted on 11/08/2009

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I have one child, an amazing little boy. He was born in May but wasn't due til August! He is smiling and chatting, and learning new things every day. He was 1lb 7oz at birth and is over 10lb now. His kisses and cuddles brighten my day, and he is just so amazing, I feel so blessed to have been given such a miracle baby!

Evelyn - posted on 11/03/2009

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I have only one boy. He is my youngest and the eldest is my daughter. I want to brag on the special relationship that he has with his sister. They became close long before my son was born. His sister was determined to get a baby sister but I told her it could be a brother. And a few months later, she had a little brother. Growing up he would turn to her if he needed that kiss on a sore spot, or just to get that hug. They got along very well with a few exceptions but hardly fought. To this day that now they are in their teens, they still hold this precious bond that is a gift.

Kristy - posted on 10/02/2009

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I have two boys. One just turned 6 and he is a little casanova. He learned what the word gorgeous meant over the summer and loves to tell girls and women that they are gorgeous. It's hilarious, but also very sweet and I'm glad he is so loving.
My other son is 41/2 and is a really hard worker. Anytime you need help with something he is right there to pitch in. Over the summer I caught a stomach bug and hadn't eaten for a day. I don't know if it was low blood sugar or what but I blacked out for a couple of minutes, and it was my 4 year old to the rescue. He ran and got my phone so that I could call my husband. What a good boy!

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I am a home school mom with 2 boys, 15 and 19 years old. I have to brag about my 19 year old. He received a 4 year full scholarship to Texas A&M Commerce Honors College. He is now in his second year and is now a computer programmer for the college. There has been lots of family members who said that my boys would be at a disadvantage being home schooled, I'm so glad to prove them wrong!

Sherry - posted on 08/06/2009

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I love to have a good brag about my little cutie,he has just turned one and when his hungry he will look at mummy and point to his mouth soo cute,he knows how to put his own socks on i was amazed this one isnt so good but very cute he knows how to turn the tv on. Thank you for this feed line i love reading everyones storys.

Cassi - posted on 07/31/2009

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Oh I could go on bragging about my 2 boys all day! And sometimes I do!



My 4 year old is a wonderful artist and amazing little photographer! NO JOKE! He has his own camera and sometimes uses ours and has taken some amazing pictures of us and flowers, just whatever he sees. The artist in him comes from both his dad and I. He drew a scene from pinocchio the other day with the whale and it was soooooo cute! He loves drawing pictures of his family although usually he tells us he's drawing our fat heads, but I still LOVE it! He's also a very smart young man. He loves putting puzzles together and by age 3 was able to do a 60 piece puzzle by himself! I couldn't believe it! He learned his ABC's in just 2 weeks and rode a bike with training wheels the first time he got on one! He's also very affectionate and always tells us how much he loves us!



My 7 month old was sleeping 12 hours a night starting at about 6 weeks but before that he only got up twice a night! He was born with beautiful dark brown hair which he stills has! YEAH! He cut his first tooth 5 days before he was 4 months old, was rolling over by 2 months, sitting up by himself by 5 months and crawling at 6 months. At 6 1/2 months he started pulling up on EVERYTHING! He loves to swim and feed himself cheerios. He also gives me kisses when I ask for one, and though his mouth is wide open while doing it I LOVE IT!



I also have a WONDERFUL husband, and though he's gone most of the time because he is a truck driver you can see how much the kids absolutely adore their daddy when he comes home! I am a stay at home mom and sometimes people get tired hearing me always bragging about how GREAT my kids are and I am so glad you posted this so I could just let it all out at once!



MY KIDS ROCK!

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I don't generally like to brag, but my 3 year-old is THE BEST. He has always slept thru the night, is not a picky eater, and has only been sick once in his life. He is nice to everyone, very laid-back, gentle with our pets and has fabulous manners.

On the other side, he hates to wash his hair in the bath, and did not pee on the toilet until he was 3 and a bit. But that I can take :)

Mona - posted on 07/11/2009

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My oldest is an overachiever. He's 17 and just graduated from high school in June. He was class valedictorian and class Vice President - President 8th - 11th grd. He earned many awards and college credit from his sophomore and senior years. He was accepted into Honor's College. The most awesome thing... he's humble about it all.

Whew, that felt good. I don't feel I can go around saying all that to friends and family without sounding like a .... I don't know but something not nice I'll tell ya that.

Thanks Rene for helping me not to feel like a not-so-nice somehing.

http://moremilestones.blogspot.com

Rebecca - posted on 06/17/2009

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my son jake (21 1/2 mths) is learning to dress himself, he never wants you to help him but he gets really fustrated when he cant get his pant pulled all the way up over his nappy

Glynis - posted on 06/15/2009

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I have four lovely sons ranging in age from 33 down to 17.I also had another son Luke but sadly he was stillborn in 1990.Michael is the eldest and he is married to Rachel.They have been together since they were teenagers.Dale is 30 and lives in his own flat nearby.He works in advertising for a large newspaper company.Kane is 18 and just finishing studying for his A levels at a local grammar school.Eden is 17 and very gifted and he has just finished his IB .They both hope to go to university in September.

Angela - posted on 06/04/2009

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WOW!! That is totally awesome!! My middle son did that but at 2 he started getting up every 2 hrs!!! It ended after about 6 months. And if you feel like bragging to others do it, they are just jealous!!!

Rene - posted on 05/06/2009

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I think that's great! I had four and didn't have that luxury once! Good for you!

Kelly - posted on 04/05/2009

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I have the need to brag about my 9 month old ( I also have a almost 2 year old) The best thing that could happen to a mom with a new born happened to me :) I have been blessed with a baby that has NEVER missed a full night! 7 hrs the first and at 2 weeks he was doing12 hrs. I never talk about this cuz it seems to disturb other moms :( So thank you for giving me the chance to brag about my child :)

Rene - posted on 02/23/2009

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Marie that's great!  I love to hear good news about kids!  It sounds like you are doing a great job with your nephew, sometimes kids just need to know someone cares!



I think I  love your last sentence!

Marie - posted on 02/21/2009

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I'll guess I'll be the 1st to respond. I also have a 5th grader...but he is my nephew-in-law. Since we have had custody of him, he has gone to school! Although it is very hard for him to catch up to the other kids in his class, he is trying and getting his grades up so that he can pass. He is a very bright young boy, despite his troubled upbringing.



My other 2 boys, ages 1 & 4 are very bright as well. My almost 22 month old has now talked! he has had very bad health problems that made him developmently delayed. My 4 yr old can count to 100 and write his own name. He also knows directions very well. Although he is not in preschool yet, his behavior is getting better so that he will be able to go soon.



My husband is the greatest as well. It's very hard to care for 3 young boys. All we can do is the best we can with what we're given.

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