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January 17, 2008


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...and you should be proud of him. This is the kind of story that you save and re-tell to him again later in life (ie. graduation, wedding...)...print it out so YOU don't forget! How lucky you are to have such a good kid!! May we all be as lucky!!

Mary Alice

It is in those moments that everything else suddenly becomes completely worth it! Thank you for sharing. What a wonderful boy.

Reluctant Blogger

That is a lovely story. And yes, you should be justly proud. He sounds a wonderful boy.

The whole area of competitive parenting always gets me riled. I was myself the product of such parenting and whilst I know my parents did what they thought was best, and yes, academically and career-wise I have (as a result I presume although there is no knowing) always achieved. But it is no fun to feel that your parents will love you more if you do better in school or at some sport, and to be afraid to fail.

I cringe these days when I listen to some of the parents at the school gate or at the swimming club.

Domestically Challenged

Isn't Mary Alice terrific?
That said, well done you too - it's IS nurture, not nature.


You have every reason in the world to be proud of him. That's a very cool story. :)

Mrs. G.

I love a boy who roots for the underdog-as a teacher, these kinds of kids put a little spring in my step.


great story :)

Jen M

This was beautiful. Empathy, compassion and kindness are the core values of a good and wonderful life.


BTW thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting :)

Lisa Milton

Better to have a big heart than a big paycheck any day of the week.

Smalltown Mom

I'm going to be a regular reader of your blog from now on. You say what I think, but much more eloquently.

My younger son "Ernest" also befriended an autistic boy in 4th grade. They took a lot of field trips that year, and they were always paired in the same trips "because Ernest calms him down." Now in 6th grade, the boy still considers Ernest to be his best friend.

It's lovely to know you have raised a kind person.

Amy the Mom

Beautiful post-so glad you commented and I followed your link back here! Awesome blog!

Tootsie Farklepants

I even got teary reading how DB was patient and kind with C. It's an extraordinary attribute.

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