Monday, 4 February 2008

Kids...

are great!

In the last few days, all of my kids have done stuff that makes me really proud of them.

Youngest son has done a great job of helping to look after my wife as she recovers from her operation - he sets up cushions so she is confortable, get her drinks and snacks, makes sure she has the TV controllers, etc. What a great guy.

My daughter's PE class recently had a weigh-in. She was in the "normal" range but one of her friends was above that - she knew she would be, everyone knew she would be but she still had to go through with it. She was really upset by the experience, but my daughter sat and chatted with her after, explaining that a year or so ago she was in the same situation but had worked hard and sorted it out. She is now hoping that, with her help, her friend will do the same.

Number 1 Son has continued to impress at school, having rave comments from his teachers. Because he is working 2 years above himself in Maths, it seems that the entire school timetable for the next 2 years will revolve around what classes he has to be in. Amazing, I never imagined a school would do that for the benefit of one student!

Meanwhile, my wife is recovering really well and has, today, started to do a bit of light work around the house, sorting a big of laundry etc. It is amazing how much she has changed in the last week, that thing inside her must have been slowly poisoning her system. She should be fit and well very soon. Meanwhile, I will continue with my "Working Mom Experience", which, I willingly admit, is far from easy. How on earth do people do it all the time?

8 comments:

Terri said...

I'm not the least bit surprised that your kids have positive attitudes and generous spirits. They are a product of their parents, for sure. Glad to hear your wife is feeling a little more "back to normal" and I hope the transition continues smoothly!

Ali said...

You are one lucky man John, and they are all lucky to have you as well.
What a team! Your family sounds amazing.

Jen said...

This was a great post! You DO have loads to be proud of in your children. How kind they all sound. You and your wife must've done some good things in the right way for them to be the way they are.

good to know your wife is feeling better.

kenady said...

What an awesome post! Your kids sound delightful and you obviously have tons to be proud of.

Glad to see you posting and so glad to hear your wife is recovering well! Warm wishes to you and yours.

Kiki said...

So glad to hear that your wife is doing well and that your kids have pitched in to help out. Probably due to some awesome parenting...

We are keeping you guys in our thoughts, all the best to you and your lovely family!!!

Rachael Rae Diaries said...

Wow it sounds like you have some amazing kids! That is awesome! I think it is great that your kids are willing to pitch in and help with your wife and around the house. Cool!

Marie said...

Great kids! So glad to hear your wife is feeling better.

Logziella said...

I'm with Terri...it's no surprise to me that you have wonderful children. Hmmm...wonder where they learned that from? :0)