Fueling us

At today’s school drop off Miss 1’s teacher showed me photos of the previous day’s antics.

Miss 1 making a game of peek-a-boo with her classmate, followed by hugs. Completely free of adult involvement or initiation.

The teacher starts to say “Miss 1 is just so …… confident”. For a moment there I was afraid of what was coming! I look over to see her making herself at home in the playground of the Pre K’s. Yes … yes my daughter is confident!

I thought she was, but hearing this from an outsider is quite possibly one of my proudest moments. We’re not just being biased parents.

From the moment I found out parenthood was impending my biggest hope for my child would be that they have the confidence in them self to go out into the world and do whatever it is they want to do.

I know today is just school yard adventures but little moments like these are the fuel that keep us going as parents. Faith in that we’re trying to achieve as parents is working. Let’s hope tonight’s dinner battle goes as well!

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