Friday, October 29, 2010

FGF brought to you by Lainey!

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As parents we all wonder and worry that we are raising our children the right way.  We do the best we can, and hope that they grow up to become caring responsible human beings.  Sometimes, if we’re lucky, we catch our children in a moment of selfless kindness, and we realize that they truly are listening!  Monday was one of those days for Lainey.

On Monday afternoon the girls go to dance class.  This week they were allowed to wear their Halloween costumes, which they were quite excited about.  I for one, was against them wearing them because I swear Halloween costumes are so cheaply made that they self destruct after one use.  Seriously.  However, I gave in (like there was ever any doubt) and said they could wear them if they were very very careful.

So there they were on Monday with their witch costumes on waiting for dance to start when Lainey’s BFF came in, who is also in the same class.  I took one look at Emma and her Mom and knew that they had forgot her costume.  Emma clung to her Mom’s leg, asking her to “PLEASE” go get her costume.  Of course, there wasn’t enough time, dance was about to start.

So, I whispered to Lainey “Emma, forgot her costume.  Do you think you would like to take your costume off, so Emma isn’t sad?”  Lainey looked at me with pursed lips and shook her head NO.  I wasn’t going to beg, after all, they had been looking forward to wearing their costumes all week.

But, within 30 seconds Lainey had changed her mind.  She took her costume off (her leotard was underneath) and then went over to Emma and said “It’s ok, we’re still dressed up for Halloween…we’re ballerinas!”

I was so proud of her.  It was one of those moments where your heart is truly smiling.

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(At their party this morning, Emma was laughing because her Mom told her she was smiling like an old man!)

24 comments:

Hillary said...

Oh Miss Lainey, she always seems so sweet. And the good news for your, other than having a wonderful daughter, is that her costume was salvaged until today!!!

Ange said...

LOVE IT! You are raising really good girls that will become wonderful women.

Danielle said...

Tears to my eyes...that is too sweet. And I totally agree w/ the costumes being made poorly...but at least they are far from the plastic Barbie ones I had as a kid:)

Cherry Berry said...

That is the sweetest!!

Aimee said...

Awwwww super sweet :)

the witch costume is cute~!

Christa said...

AWWWW so sweet!!!

Melissa said...

That is so sweet and thoughtful.

Very nice Lainey!

Sparkling said...

that's awesome.

Jenny @ Practically Perfect... said...

Aw, what a sweetie! You must be so proud of her :-)

Mommy on the Spot said...

My eyes are a bit teary after reading that. You should be so proud!!

Have a great Halloween!

Mommy on the Spot said...

My eyes are a bit teary after reading that. You should be so proud!!

Have a great Halloween!

Boobies said...

VERY cool!! That's when you know you're doing something right!

Meghan said...

That story just melted my heart:) Happy Halloween to you and the fam!

Kellie said...

What a sweet girl!!

Melissa said...

Awww! How precious is she!

You're Lucky I Don't Have a Gun... said...

that last comment about "old man smile" made me L.O.L.

Charbelle said...

Seriously so sweet!!! Great picture!!!

d.a.r. said...

That is so precious!!

Jessica said...

What a sweet girl! It takes a LOT for kids that age to do something like that. Heck, I wouldn't even want to!

Heidi said...

I love this post.

The Girl Next Door Grows Up said...

Tami! That is just the sweetest thing ever! WHat a great girl you have, but you made her that way :-)

Corrie and Phil said...

Oh...those are the moments that trump everything else. How sweet!!!

Erin said...

Oh wow....how touching. I would've probably started crying! Proof that you are an excellent mom who is instilling wonderful values in your girls!! YAY!

Yankee Girl said...

What an amazing person you are raising!

The story gave me goosebumps all over!