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    Quote Originally Posted by grumpysmurf View Post
    Dd I was going to say work ethic but it's like that only applying to her whole life. Work school sports charity family friends. She puts in her everything and holds herself to such a high standard and makes everything she is involved in hilarious for everyone involved, in everything she does I really couldn't be more proud of the amazing person she is������
    Next one is much younger so a little smaller in terms but still super proud
    Ds1 his constant supply of energy, his incredible bravery and impressive sporting skills. His build anything/fix anything skill acquired from his dad ������
    And my two littlest men
    Ds2 is very loving and sweet and empathetic to everyone. He is a good sharer and has good sportsmanship skills and is a very tolerant big brother and s good friend to others. And he is awesome at maths ������
    Ds3 is my cheeky chop. Ever the class clown giving us a never ending source of laughter. And is recently transitioning to his own bed which is hard for him so I'm very proud of his efforts. And he has a made a best friend ������
    You sound like you got a beautiful family there. I find my eldest really dedicated too I think it must be a first child thing they are so together.

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    Quote Originally Posted by btmac View Post
    DS1 is a qualified licensed plumber and turns 20 in 3 weeks. I am so proud that he has completed his apprenticeship, has a fantastic work ethic and since the rest of us moved to Canberra he is looking after my mum, his Oma. He goes over to mow her lawn every week, has been taking her to the markets and grocery shopping so he can carry the heavy stuff and is just generally there for her now I am so far away.

    He has grown into an incredible young man and I am bursting with pride ������
    Look I am not going to lie you got me a bit teary reading that. I am from an ethnic background and for my background things like taking care of your elders are so highly valued and important and so it was really good to hear this. Sounds like you have done a more than fine job of raising what this world needs more of.

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    I am really proud of the caring, intelligent little boys I have growing up before my eyes (they're 4 in June). One twin is a little more advanced with some things, but he will always try help his brother out if he notices him struggling.
    They had a really good day today playing together nicely which has made me even more proud

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    Quote Originally Posted by tamute View Post
    It is the little things that i am proud of sometimes like tonight ds1 8 drying his little brother ds2 who is 2 because I was getting dinner ready and when I have parent teacher interview and told that my ds1 is up level with the other kids with his reading this is the kid that at the start of year 2 last year he was only at a level 2 reader and had no confidence thanks to a useless teacher in year 1 who made him feel useless and not worthy of learning. Thanks to a lot of hard from him us and his teacher last year and this year he is back on track and actually enjoying reading that he will sit and read a book all by himself with out being told.
    It's so so amazing how much a change in teachers can have. When my little man went into prep last year his teacher was constantly stressed about his lack of attention. Sending home blow by blow behavioural reports every day. Working on a 3 peg shaming punishment system. She readily admitted he wasn't naughty just curious and couldn't sit still but the more pressure she put on him the behavioural problems started and they snow balled. They were even suggesting at 4/5 I put him on dexamphetamine. I was like no way I am not giving my son a normal boy of his age a pill that says there is something wrong and abnormal about you here's a pill to confirm it's you that are the problem. I told them to bin the report. Now in grade 1 he is just turned 6 and reading at a 9 year old level and new teacher says he's not that big a problem. If he gets restless she sends him away to sit in the other classroom and he comes back and finishes his work. It's amazing what a great teacher can encourage… Maybe more so the right teacher for the right child. I'm so glad to hear your boy is doing so well now. I get the little things you mention and totally a proud Mum moment you got there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sabochan View Post
    I am really proud of the caring, intelligent little boys I have growing up before my eyes (they're 4 in June). One twin is a little more advanced with some things, but he will always try help his brother out if he notices him struggling.
    They had a really good day today playing together nicely which has made me even more proud
    That's really cute! I'm always fascinated by twins… Are they fraternal or identical?

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    I'm proud of their resilience and their kindness and their heart. It's not easy when your mum is chronically ill and you're separated from her for months at a time with no end in sight but they continue to try hard at school and at home regardless. My older two have told me on more than one occasion that they wish they could take on my illness so I wouldn't have to go through it - they are 10 and 7.

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    Quote Originally Posted by misskittyfantastico View Post
    I'm proud of their resilience and their kindness and their heart. It's not easy when your mum is chronically ill and you're separated from her for months at a time with no end in sight but they continue to try hard at school and at home regardless. My older two have told me on more than one occasion that they wish they could take on my illness so I wouldn't have to go through it - they are 10 and 7.
    I have no idea how hard it must be for your family. I think as bad and as horrible as it sounds adversity brings out some of the best qualities in people. I'm so sorry to hear your family are going through what they're going through but I'm also touched to see that you've raised some beautiful kids that know how to take care of their Mumma.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trusty Chords View Post
    That's really cute! I'm always fascinated by twins… Are they fraternal or identical?
    They were DCDA (two sacs, two placentas), which is most commonly fraternal, but they look so very similar that I sometime wonder if they are in fact identical (they have the same blood type) and I have no family history of twins.
    I was in fact just reading this article which my local multiple births association just posted, it's about the chances of conceiving twins twice, but covers a lot
    http://www.twinstwice.com/twins.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trusty Chords View Post
    I have no idea how hard it must be for your family. I think as bad and as horrible as it sounds adversity brings out some of the best qualities in people. I'm so sorry to hear your family are going through what they're going through but I'm also touched to see that you've raised some beautiful kids that know how to take care of their Mumma.
    Thank you. I often lay awake in the night just overwhelmed with guilt about what my family has to go through because of me. I worry so much that this whole experience is going to royally fu(k them up but then they say or do something and I have hope that we'll get through to the other side.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sabochan View Post
    They were DCDA (two sacs, two placentas), which is most commonly fraternal, but they look so very similar that I sometime wonder if they are in fact identical (they have the same blood type) and I have no family history of twins.
    I was in fact just reading this article which my local multiple births association just posted, it's about the chances of conceiving twins twice, but covers a lot
    http://www.twinstwice.com/twins.html
    That's actually really fascinating. When I was pregnant with my last child he ended up being breech. I tried everything before I just gave up and birthed him breech anyway. One of the things we did was go to this ex midwife who did cranial sacral. She was like feeling around doing her thing with that weird headset haha. And then she's like there's two babies in here… Not exactly the thing you wanna hear 8 months in with your 3rd child and you've had a difficult time raising two children diagnosed with add and one with severe food intolerance. I just about fell off the bed haha.

    I was like no no no way not twins. They asked me how many scans I had and then I was like Oh you know I had a scan at about 5/6 weeks that showed one sac that didn't form and was starting to reabsorb. I definitely didn't have twins but the midwife said he was lying in a classic town lie and there was so much room in my uterus but he wasn't budging. I sometimes wonder if he had some kind of subconscious feeling still of being a twin.

    Do your boys have that weird spiritual unspoken connection a lot of people talk about?


 

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