I want to brag about my kids. I want to stand up on the highest mountain and brag, brag, brag! And after carrying these three girls for 9 months, enduring labor, c sections, and then nourishing them via the breast for over a year, I think I have earned that right.
But I hesitate.
Because, for some reason, it has been embedded in my head that it is not okay to brag about my kids, my house – no worries on that for a while, my achievements – a shower, and so on. It is disrespectful and ultimately selfish to talk about the good in life with an attitude at all. Hair tossing with flair is a no no, as well as jumping up and down and screaming “In Your Face!” And forget it if you want to send out a photo card of your child plastered on it with a caption reading “My Kid ROCKS”!
It is considered just plain rude!
Or maybe my style of bragging is just not appreciated!
But, really. I do hesitate when I want to talk about something my kids do that might be a tad more advanced than their peers. For instance, Katie – age 4 – can now tie her shoes. Before you think I rock, it is all due to the DVD RockNLearn.com sent me called ‘Getting Ready for Kindergarten’. I had nothing, whatsoever, to do with it! Honest!
But I want to take all of the credit. Especially since my 3 year old, Sarah, is thisclose to tying hers too!
Part of my hesitation is that I am not sure if I am right! IS it even neat that they can do this? Or is it normal and I am just showing my limited child developmental knowledge? I know that my neighbors 12 year old son can not tie his shoes, and another friends 3rd grader can’t, and some of my friends kids Katie’s age can’t either. But I do not know every single 4 year old on the planet. So, maybe this is not something I should even be proud of?
Oh forget it! I LOVE it! I love that she can do it! It makes me happy!
So, regardless of the social etiquette, the limited knowledge I have on the subject, and my – obvious – unwillingness to drop the subject, I am taking my bragging rights and using them to let the whole world know that Katie can tie her shoes! And Sarah is thisclose!