Thursday, March 5, 2015

Term 2 Reports

Today we got the kids' report cards and I happened to have just started reading them as Jordan called from work. I said I'd email him to tell him about them.

It was only after I typed the following and clicked send that I realized the magnitude. "Uneventful report cards. Same old regular awesomeness as every term" was all that I said.

You see, our children are bright, motivated, intuitive both cognitively and socially, and are flourishing in school in every way possible. So much so that I don't even need to brag about it to their dad* who isn't home to see the reports himself himself. It's just what we've gotten used to.

Only a few short years ago we didn't know if the boys would live, much less go to regular school, yet here they are absolutely rocking kindergarten (technically a year early I might even add). And their sister? Pffft, she's a rock star in her own right. And it's not the grades even that I care so much about - it's the work ethic, cooperation and respect that they seem to have in spades.



Will they always have this easy of a time in school? Maybe not. Micro-preemies are said to be at high risk for learning difficulties (not to mention the pesky ol' brain injuries!). But these kids' achievements will never, ever go unnoticed, especially in light of all they've been through in their short lives. Nothing like overcoming seemingly unsurmountable challenges to make you really cherish what you have. And dare I say it? I have pretty incredible (and evidently clever) kids.

*While I may not have been bragging to their dad, posting this is no doubt bragging to you. But can you blame me?!

6 comments:

  1. Nope. Brag away...you have the perfect audience. Xo

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  2. Nope, they deserve all the praise in the world. Also, the work ethic, cooperation and respect begins at home so you and their dad should be dead proud of how you've educated your kids.

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    1. Awww thank you, that just made me cry!!

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    2. Well my mother always says every parent gets the child(dren) they deserve and the child is the mirror of the parent.So I'm just stating the truth here :)

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  3. Brag away, it's reaching us all the way over here! So proud of your three and of you xx to hear how far you have come through your words is beautiful xxx Bron

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    1. Hi Bron, I love to hear that from someone who is further down the road than me. I have always admired you and Master C (and your whole family) and feel like we have grown so much in our journey. So glad you're along for the ride offering us support! xo

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