21 February 2011

Cupboards

Today, with Jenna spending her second day with my mum, I walked the other two into town in the rain to the wholefoods shop.

A lady stopped me on our way through the centre and told me she had been behind us most of the way and I have the two most WONDERFULLY behaved children! I said, "thankyou, they're lovely" but she said, "no, don't brush it off deary, they're a credit to you, you're doing a great job raising them, I've seen you, they listen to you, and it's kindness that gets their attention."

And then she was gone, and I was brushing away a tear as I distracted Rowan from the fourth sweet shop we had passed. Since usually if anyone comments at all, it's, "oh she's a lively one" or "you've got your hands full" or "gosh she has quite a voice", I am certainly relishing my moment of parental pride!

So our cupboards are full, and there are slivers of almond and a speckling of currants all over the living room since Rowan couldn't wait to get into the packets! Not exactly our normal Monday, but good nevertheless. :)
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5 comments:

  1. What a lovely comment from a stranger, it must have given you a real boost :)

    I love the feeling of having a cupboard stocked from the wholefood shop, so satisfying!

    Gina xxx

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  2. Wonderful, what a great compliment

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  3. It's so wonderful when that happens isn't it? What a nice thing to say, it's lovely when people take the time to say soemthing nice.

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  4. Not many people would take the time, or feel able to stop you and comment, but I bet lots more folk think the same about you and your girls. It is always easier to complain than compliment, so I think this is a massive confirmation of your parenting. xxx

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  5. If only more people felt able to compliment strangers the world would be a much lovlier place! xx

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Penny for your thoughts? :)