Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Celebrating the Non-Stereotypical

As I have headed back to work this week, and as the children have tagged along with me....As I have ramped back up to the hours of full-time study and close to full-time work... I am incredibly grateful for the amazing children I have the privilege of calling mine.

They are doing a great job of breaking through the stereotypes so often pinned upon teens and tweens.  That's not to say we don't have door-slamming and foot-stomping around the place.  That's not to say we don't have eyes being rolled at us or being told we are being unreasonable because someone didn't manage to convince us to their way of thinking.  But you know something special is going on when Mr Busy can come and ask for a hot chocolate at 'recess' time, receive the answer "no" and still give his Mum a kiss before he trots off to find something else to do.  Secretly I think he knew the answer would be no, but figured it was worth a try anyway.

I am conscious of how gentle they are on us, considering the mischief teens can get themselves into and today I'm celebrating and appreciating them.  


joolzmac said...

Your good parenting is being rewarded.


Squiggly Rainbow said...

I have been talking about this lately and thinking about the whole label of 'tween' and 'teenager'. I think I have dismissed them and think of them as children..... I am also not standing for what the world says and stereotypes our babes. Your babes are beautiful people! xxx See you soon

Tracy said...

As Joolz said Rach, good parenting bears beautiful fruit!

Left-Handed Housewife said...

I think a lot of people don't trust any more that good parenting--love, discipline, expectations, etc.--can win out against the culture. You and your kids have proven them wrong, and I say hurray!