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I had been a roll- I have had a lot of truly proud moments.... this week... yea, not so much.
In my church we have a program called Home Teaching. Every family has home teachers, a couple of guys from the church, assigned to come and visit their family every month. Their purpose is to make sure the family is good, see if there is anything is needed and to help out however they can. It really is a great program that can help make sure no one is quietly suffering with some need that no one knows about.
Since we moved a couple of months ago, we now have new home teachers and this last Sunday one of our home teachers came (the other was sick and could not come). The doorbell rang, I went to answer the door. Sweet little gentle Alex (I am laughing hysterically at that description) greeted our new home teacher by nearly knocking him over.
Both Lucas and Alex then proceeded to show him their "tricks", by climbing on the couch- leaping off, somersaulting into each other and just about any other loud and crazy thing they could think of.
Kids often to get excited about new people visiting, but this was beyond excitement it was like my children were possessed. The affects of the warnings and threats I would whisper into their ears would only last a couple of minutes at best.
"How old are you guys?" he asked trying to engage the kids.
"I am 400!" Lucas chimed in.
"I am 1,000,000." Alex said not to be outdone.
Lucas went to sit by our home teacher and basically sat on his lap. After he scooted over he proceeded to do everything from accidentally bumping, putting his feet on him, and wildly waving his hand right in his face when he wanted to speak.
He assured us it was fine, he had nephews these ages. No kids himself yet as he had only been married for about 5 months.
I did a mental head slap. Of course he doesn't have kids yet. Come on admit it- you all remember all of the things you said your kids would never do before you had kids- I could just imagine what he was really thinking.
Eventually the visit ended at which time we "talked" with the kids threatening major consequences if they acted that way again.
Really, I do teach my children to behave better than that. I am blaming it on the moon.. or something. All I know is it was such a "proud" moment for me.
What is your Proud Mommy Moment this week?