I’m all for celebrating the little things in life. The small stuff that makes me smile. Hearing good news that gives me the warm & fuzzies. I truly love nothing better than reading proud parent statuses on Facebook when their children have achieved something and they just have to share. Seriously, if your little one has done something that makes you want to tell people, I want to hear about it. And you are guaranteed a ‘like’ from me.
So often, I’m seeing parents almost apologising for sharing lovely pictures of their little ones. Those pictures of beaming smiles, holding their Star of the Week certificates, the news that a daughter has passed an exam, got the part they wanted in the school play … even eaten their whole packed lunch. Its those posts I want to see on social media, I really do. They make my day and we should never apologise for feeling proud.
Our little ones need us, their parents, to show them off. They need to know we are proud and they should be proud of themselves. So lets stop prefacing those celebratory posts by saying ‘Apologies for the overly proud mummy status’ (I’ve done it myself and kicked myself afterwards).
I’m starting my own pocket of proud every Friday. If you want to join in with me, that’s great. Let’s share what is great about our young ones – Have they been kind to their sisters? Have they been particularly organised? I don’t care what it is – I’m happy to celebrate with you and share your news #ProudFriday
My own #ProudFriday moment comes from my eldest, Millie. As many of you will know (because we talk about her ALL the time!) Millie is a synchronised swimmer, having swum on the England Development Squads since she was 10. What some of you might not know, is that in September, Millie was accepted onto the Junior Gb Squad. Last weekend was the highlight of the UK Synchro calendar, British Champs held in Nottingham. a 15+ competition, this is Millie’s first year of being able to enter as she is 15 in July. Fair to say, Millie and her team did an awesome job. They’ve worked incredibly hard and came away with 3 bronze and 1 silver medal at the weekend. As a result, Millie has been invited to compete at Junior Europeans in Serbia in June representing her country. One of the best bits is her best friend, Abi has also been invited to do the same. She is so excited, as are we – A lot of hard work to come but so far it is paying off! Millie is currently in a field on Duke of Edinburgh Silver expedition, due to be collected tonight so she can travel 200+ miles to Surrey tomorrow with a 5.30am start. And on we go …
Here’s a little clip of a flying Millie from the weekend – Thanks to Swim England for sharing
EDIT: Since I wrote this post, daughter #3 has arrived home from school with a Star of the Week certificate for her work on tigers – Felt it only right that I shared!