You know that moment, when you first see your first baby?
Whether it’s on an ultrasound image, or in those moments after birth and they are a squirming, beautiful mess, and you think the thoughts, ‘no child in this world, will ever be as beautiful as this one.’
You worry about your second child. You seriously doubt that you could love them as much as the first, and there is no way on God’s green earth they could be as clever, as advanced, as attractive, and as infinitely superior as your tiny human.
And then, of course, they are.
Proud mummy moments; we’ve all had them. From first smiles, to rolling, to the first time they utter the word mum, and beyond, we are sure they are destined for greatness.
The first time they kick a ball we see them in a *insert football team of your choice here* guernsey.
The first time they resemble any kind of stroke in the pool we are sure they will be the next Ian Thorpe.
And when those first readers come home and they know what the word ‘to’ says…..
To us it clearly says genius.
I had one of these moments yesterday.
I picked Bailey up from Kindy, and Miss Justine ran over to make sure we had his fish. Understanding the importance of marine creatures in my son and husbands life, this was not an unexpected occurrence. The fish in question, however, was.
It seems that in a moment of quiet inside craft time, my child prodigy had used a pair of scissors and a pink piece of paper to make a fish. With no template, no help and no outline, he used his pure, unadulterated skill, and passion for all things swimming to create a masterpiece.
All the way home, I, his bursting-with-pride-mother thought about what this creation might mean. What kind of future awaited my son?
Will he be an artist?
Or some kind of cutting out person?
Or make his fortune from creating paper fish?
The possibilities are…..well, they are limited, but still. It’s clearly an awesome piece of work.
Today, for a once off, I’m opening a Proud Mummy Moment Linky for all the mums who just want to brag for a minute abut how completely awesome their kids are. Cause let’s face it; we all know they are.
And of course I’m linking up with Kate for Thankful Thursday, because like I’ve said before, I am so thankful for this boy and the joy he brings. And if his greatest accomplishment in life is just that fish, I don’t really care, because I’m blessed to have him anyway.