Thursday, April 11, 2013

Proud Mommy Moments: Confidence Issues

Proud Mommy Moment Time!  This is a weekly meme that Kmama and I co-host telling the proud and not so proud moments of motherhood. For more information-click here.  Grab the button and join us!

Every parent thinks their child is the most beautiful and so adorable- and they should; for me with Alex, well I had no doubt.

As her hair started to come in and we realized it was red, as her chubbiness increased in the cutest way...

When she was between the ages of 10 months to about 18 months, we would literally be stopped in the store at least 3 times anytime we went anywhere by someone coming to comment on how adorable she was.  I often felt bad for Lucas who was standing right there too.  I would try to point out something awesome about Lucas to this complete stranger who could care less, but I cared.
Alex at about 10 months
As she has grown, I have tried to point out her other strong traits: her intelligence, her ability to work hard, her ability to make friends, her athletic skills all while teaching a sense of gratitude and humility at the same time.

Let's just say her confidence has definitely blossomed over the years.. and the humility.  Well you be the judge.

A few weeks ago during dinner, Eric complemented and thanked me for dinner, as he so often does.   Smart man because between the kids whining and complaints if it wasn't for his compliments I might just give up on cooking all together.

He then went on to tell the kids how lucky they were to have me as a mom and how many great things I do for all of them "and she is so beautiful" he ended.

At this point Alex sits up straight, flips her hair over her shoulders, cocks her heads, bats her eyelashes and says "And what about me daddy am I beautiful?"

Oh boy! Heaven help me.

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20 comments:

  1. LOL..too cute she definitely a spit fire that one.

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  2. Watch out, she is going to break some hearts!

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  3. She is simply a winning, winning combination!!!!!

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  4. What a cutie! Oops, I mean a beauty! ;)

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  5. LOL! She's such a character.

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  6. Haha!! I think it's good that she has a lot of confidence now. She'll need it for the teen years. My oldest daughter is the opposite, and I worry about her. I try to build up her confidence, but she's SO hard on herself and she's only 8.
    P.S. Your husband is the sweetest :)

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  7. Haha! Sounds like Alex is a real character - and one that I'm sure you're both so very proud of :)

    Funny you mention the story about people coming up to you to tell you how adorable she was, and you worrying about Lucas... As a teen, I babysat my two little cousins one summer. The eldest was an absolutely doll - rosebud lips, chubby little cheeks, big brown eyes, gorgeous eyelashes. Her baby sister was also precious, but due to a blocked tear-duct, she had one eye that ran all the time (until she had it fixed), and was just completely different looking, but still so cute. I was shocked when I was out walking with them one day and a woman approched us, and raved about the eldest's beauty. Then, while gazing at the youngest, she murmured, "Funny, one so pretty, and the other so...not." I was horrified, and thank God that the little one was too young to understand what she had said. I spent the rest of that day telling them how beautiful they both were and not to let anyone ever tell them different! Imagine!!

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  8. Oh my... You may have your hands full as she gets older!

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  9. I think Alex throws the whole "middle child syndrome" idea out the window. She will never allow anyone to forget about her! :o)

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  10. That's hilarious! I cannot wait to see what she will be like as a teenager!

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  11. So cute.. and super sweet that your husband took time to highlight you with all that you do. I was doing Reese's hair recently and she looked up to see the finished product which is pretty much the same hairstyle I do daily and look at herself to say "I am so beautiful!" hah.. its cute and I'm glad they feel that way b/c so many kids feel rotten and not beautiful that I try to tell mine all the time-- might come back to bite me in the butt someday. :)

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  12. That totally cracks me up! She is beautiful for sure! :)

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  13. Ha ha I could so see her doing that!

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  14. Ha! Gotta love her. She and Jack would get along so well.

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  15. Every little girl should feel like the most beautiful girl in their daddy's eyes. So funny! I love that Eric compliments your food after each meal you prepare. That is such a great example to your kids. So sweet of him!

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