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Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Humility Shumility...

So, this morning Ryan came out of her room dressed in jeans we bought at the end of the summer and this yellow, flowy, gauzy top with a headband to match... super cute outfit.

Me: Oh, you look pretty!

Ry (very nonchalantly): I know.

...

Me (snorting): Ummm... honey? Do you know what 'humility' means?

Ry: Yeah. It means not being too full of yourself.

Me: Riiiiight...

Ry (light dawning): Ohhhh...

Me: Let's try this again, shall we? You look very pretty today!

Ry (grinning): Thank you, Mama!

She's not terribly humble but damn, I wish I'd had her confidence at ten. Or now.

I'm so behind on my reading, my bloggy peeps, but I'll catch up soon! Promise!

29 comments:

Frogs in my formula said...

Hell, I wish I had her confidence now.

blognut said...

I love this kid.

She has a good mama. Somebody taught her to be self-confident and comfortable in her own skin, you know?

xoxo

swenglishexpat said...

You have to learn to "wear" that confidence with a coat of humility on top. ;-) Is she going hippy?

lakeviewer said...

This was fun. You are a clever mama.

dec0r8or said...

I love your kid too. She cracks me up. --reminds me of my own little snip. :)

Glad to have you back among the living. (well, you know, the INTERNET living...)

Protege said...

I think it is great that she is so self confident at that age.;)
xo

Shanna said...

LOL - that humility line is gray and sometimes a little bit fuzzy isn't it? Glad she owns it though! ;)

She said...

Ditto what Blognut said.

You are an awesome mama! That confidence comes from how secure she feels with you, and creating a secure attachment with your kiddo goes A LONG WAY!

Love you. Love Ry!

:-)

She said...

Ditto what Blognut said.

You are an awesome mama! That confidence comes from how secure she feels with you, and creating a secure attachment with your kiddo goes A LONG WAY!

Love you. Love Ry!

:-)

She said...

Ditto what Blognut said.

You are an awesome mama! That confidence comes from how secure she feels with you, and creating a secure attachment with your kiddo goes A LONG WAY!

Love you. Love Ry!

:-)

She said...

Ditto what Blognut said.

You are an awesome mama! That confidence comes from how secure she feels with you, and creating a secure attachment with your kiddo goes A LONG WAY!

Love you. Love Ry!

:-)

Diane said...

SHE... I heard you the first time ;)

She said...

I felt so strongly about that I published it 3 times!


My computer is "possessed" or something. Sorry about that!

Tabitha@Afiveoh4uplifting.org said...

Ryan is filled with confidence and I love it! Wish I had it that strong myself!

Blarney said...

That confidence will come in handy when dating. Mine just celebrated her 9th (going on 17). I sure hope the tweens go fast and teens even faster ... I'm not sure I have the strength for a long drawn out whine.

Heather, aka Jake's Mommy said...

That's great. She is going to keep you on your toes, for sure!

Mel said...

That's my goddaughter! Go her!

A Mom on Spin said...

Good for her!

Confidence will open a whole lot more doors . . .

Jane! said...

But sometimes you just DO know. And if you can't tell your momma, who CAN you tell?

DK @ Knucklehead! said...

Maybe it's in the name. My Ryan has been cultivating his superiority complex for some time now.

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Miss Caught Up said...

LOL Ryan is funny :) I have a lot of blogs to catch up on as well!

Jenners said...

Glad to hear Ryan is feeling better and back to her sassy confident self!

Lee said...

Yikes!

A Woman Of No Importance said...

xxx

dianne said...

Good for her...self confidence is a positive thing, sometimes you put something on and you just feel great. xo ♡

J Cosmo Newbery said...

Uh-oh. I smell trouble in the years ahead.

Greenfingers said...

Now Diane..we all need compliments! Humility and complements = confidence...or are my maths just crap?!!

Maithri said...

Haha! Humility she'll learn...but that confidence...is priceless!!

Love to you beautiful one,

M