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Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Bursting With Pride...

My kid is so great. I mean, there are days when I want to kick her butt into tomorrow, but overall, I'm pretty blessed. She's so smart and creative and goal-oriented. Her grades are exceptional; she works hard at whatever task she takes on; she's funny and articulate; she's developing compassion and empathy (though that bit is slow-going, I'll admit); and she's already pretty socially liberal. Hell, she even keeps her room clean (she's actually a little obsessive-compulsive about that, though not quite to Monica Geller standards, so I've decided to skip therapy thus far). Some of those qualities come from me... some from her dad (I told you guys he has some good traits)... some come from her 'Godmommy' (or so her Godmommy says... that's Mel, by the way, who likes to claim responsibility for all my child's positive traits)... and some are all hers (that cleaning thing? Yeah... no one knows where the hell that one came from).

You might be wondering about the reason for my brag-fest. Well, remember the 'Beauty Is' poem she wrote for the contest at school? This morning she received a 2nd place award for it! She was so proud of herself because the literature category was judged by a college professor "who probably knows his stuff." She got all sorts of prizes at a breakfast this morning, brought in from Panera Bread for the winners, several of whom are her friends. I was so proud of her.

And you know how I said she was goal-oriented? Well, at our recent GoGirlGo! meetings, Ironwoman has had the girls running two miles. Though we'd like them to do it without stopping, lots of the girls walk quite a bit. It's somewhat disappointing because we really feel they aren't always putting forth their best effort. Well, the other day, instead of two miles, Ryan decided she was going to push herself and do three... which she did... without having to walk at all. And she did it again yesterday. Again, I was so proud to see her set a goal and then really work hard to achieve it.

She's a good kid, my little fart blossom. And I love her so. And when I feel the urge to burst with pride, I do it, 'cause I totally know that day when I'm going to want to kick her butt into tomorrow is coming... 'cause she is Ryan after all...

18 comments:

Michelle said...

Ryan is a runner?? I am in awe!!!

RUN RYAN RUN!!!

Tell her to run like she means it!!!

Shanna said...

Awww congratz on taking 2nd! That's fabulous! I so wish we lived closer (in a non weird kind of way) - She and Charlie would be awesome together!

Oh My Goddess said...

I love this post!
You are obviously a great mom too!

hebba said...

Fart blossom....I'm gonna steal that one from you and claim it as my own!

Sam_I_am said...

Go Ryan!

Does she do other people's bedroom too? She could start a business or something.

blognut said...

I knew she was a great kid - 'cause she's got a great mama and all.

:)

XO

mo.stoneskin said...

Little Fart Blossom deserves a round of applause.

Protege said...

A well deserved pride! I think when our children do well, it must be the most incredible feeling in the world. Give Ryan a big hug.;)
xo

Rachel Cotterill said...

I wish I could run three miles! (or even two) I can do 20-30 mins on my cross-trainer, but put me in the real world (with cold air) and I struggle with five minutes.

Massive congrats to Ryan on her prize! :)

dianne said...

Little Fart Blossom needs to be congratulated for her poetry award and also for pushing her boundaries and running the extra mile.
I don't think she will be too impressed though Mom when she sees what you have called her. ;) ♡

Pauline said...

Wonderful to read about mother-love. Congratulations to Ryan for the writing prize!

f1trey said...

dont sell yourself too short...she gets fantastic qualities from her momma!

Jenera said...

You definitely have an awesome girl!

Maithri said...

AWEsome....Wow...She's gonna be the next president at this rate...mark my words!

Much love, M

Sometimes Sophia said...

I hope you are keeping a printed copy of these posts about Ryan, so you can bind them into a book to give her when she's twenty-one. It would mean so much to her. She's lucky to have such a loving mom.

Mel said...

HEY! I also claim her goofiness too. Although in my book, that's a pretty great quality.

And, that would be your little lavender wind blossom, not your little fart blossom.

Jenners said...

I am totally stealing the phrase "little fart blossom."

And Ryan sounds like a dream kid!!!!! What will happen when she becomes a teenager? I hope she keeps all her good qualities. You are doing an A+ job!

Anonymous said...

Wow, that's crazy man. They should really try to do something to fix that.