Oldest Son received the Conduct Award yesterday. There were 3 awards given: Participation, Effort and Conduct.
Oldest Son was very excited. It was an unexpected and wonderful bit of positive reinforcement for him.
There are so many learnings when one enters the world of parenting. One emotion that I did not fully understand until I had kids was Pride. The Pride is an overwhelming feeling that can ultimately be positive or negative depending on how the parent handles it. I have found it helpful to have a few select, close friends that you can unabashedly "brag" to and they are genuinely happy to share the moment.
I am feeling lots of Pride right now. It feels nice. I am so happy for Oldest Son.
3 months ago