Sunday, February 1, 2009

Crying in my tea

Oh my goodness, Princess just came over to me
and handed me a "card" she made me..

It says..

and then I open it, and it is a "pop-up" card.

I asked how she did it, she goes over to the coffee table

where she has been working to make "party hats"

for later today, and comes back with the cover of a pad

of construction paper. She says.."I followed the directions."

(here is where I start crying,) she says,"see, here it says, "how to make a pop up card"..

blah,blah,blah.I couldn't even hear the rest of what she was reading, because,at that moment,
I realize two things..

  1. My kid is now reading independently,

  2. the little twerp is perfectly capable of following directions!!

She is off to make the other projects listed..after reading me all the herself. *sob!*


Anonymous said...

Yea P! Yea mama!

A teary moment indeed. Here's hoping she can read all "your" instructions. :)

8)(8 said...

Oh that is such a powerful and wonderful moment. The card is darling.

You are doing a great job teaching her. And congratulations to P too!

Mrs. Darling said...

That is stunning. Tink has only just this year shown any ability to follow instructions on her own and shes 12. When you have a child with a learning disability you really realize how huge this is! What a leap! I see an independent learner emerging in your little princess. I am so happy for you and her! You just cry all you want to, this is a huge milestone!

Forte said...

Congratulations Princess!!! Now your Mommy KNOWS you know what NOT to order on the menu! ;)
I'll never forget the time we wentt o dinner with Ami when we first met...Cinnamon BUn sound familiar? lol
That is an AWESOME card. Give her a big hug from Grace and I!


sarah said...

How wonderful! What a beautiful moment in so many ways :-)

Rockin' Moroccan Mama said...

awww how sweet. It is such great feeling of pride when you see all she is doing is what YOU taught her. Now she needs to come teach Zach. ahahaha

Becky said...

So sweet! I love that card. I laughed at the

2. the little twerp is perfectly capable of following directions!!

Too funny. Don't we all have these moments. ;-)

Tara said...

She was holding out on you, but what a lovely way to show you what she has learned!!

Cher Mere said...

((Hugs)) I am so happy for you. You put a huge smile on my face this morning. You have a very special girl. I am impressed she even attempted to make a pop-up card, and it turned out so well!!

:) Thank you for sharing that treasured moment.

Frankie said...

Oh my goodness! Very sweet card, very sweet moment.

They grow up SOOOOOO fast, don't they?

Gottfredsen said...

SO she is not just a princess, she is a precious princess. Very sweet. Thank you for sharing it.

Sandra said... sweet! love moments like that!

reprehriestless warillever said...


She's in trouble now that you know that she can follow directions!

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