It’s been a while since we’ve had one of these threads, but the internet is not always a safe place to be proud of your loved ones (that is, for anything other than sports). We say F-that.
We love hearing about how proud you are of the people and creatures in your sphere. This might be because we feel the same way about our own kids/kittens/partners/etc. and aren’t threatened by you being surrounded by greatness. Or it might be something to do with fighting the patriarchy. We’re not sure.
In any case, don’t feel silenced. We will never get upset at you for thinking well of someone who is genuinely awesome and broadcasting those thoughts. (We will get upset if you support say, neo-Nazis.)
One rule, don’t start with a disclaimer like, “She may not be potty-trained yet, but…” or “I usually dislike X about him, but…” and don’t end with the disclaimer, “even though zie…” These brags should be 100% positive with no apologies included. Own your pride.
I know this is difficult in a society that cuts down tall poppies, but we’re commanding it so you have no choice.
I love the way DC2 is really getting numbers right now. Something has clicked so that Singapore addition and regular multiplication just make sense to hir and zie is getting really good at mental arithmetic (mostly with fingers, but increasingly without!). I love seeing hir get “aha!” moments. It’s the BEST.
DC1 has been doing a great job of not giving up and working hard at violin even though zie [note, this is an example of an “even though zie” that is an explanation, not a disclaimer] started a year behind all the other kids.
How about you and yours? Add a little brightness to our day!