Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Tooting My Own Horn

At dinner tonight, hubby was casually making conversation with the kids and he asked Shelby what she wanted for Christmas.  She was quck to respond, "That's easy, I just want kisses from my Mom, Dad, brother, and baby sister."

I laughed and asked her, "So if you woke up Christmas morning and there were no gifts for you under the tree and your stocking was empty then you wouldn't be upset?"

Once again she quickly responded, "Nope because I have love...and lots of kisses from my family.  That's all I need.  I've got lots of toys in my room!"

She's six years old and she's already learned the true meaning of Christmas.  There are many people who are much older than her who haven't figured it out.  There are people who are scrambling trying to find gifts for everyone and their dog from cheap lingerie to expensive electronics.  I am proud that my baby big girl has figured out that she has everything she needs this Christmas...love.  She has LOTS of it, and that makes me proud.

As I tucked her in tonight, we read a book about making your own decisions.  It's a great book called Stephanie's Ponytail by Robert N. Munsch. Stephanie goes to school eacy day with a more ridiculous hair style.  The long line of copy cats grows and grows and the ending is outrageously funny.  It's a great story teaching the importance of individuality and independent thought. She loves this book. After reading, we talked about the book at little bit and had a laugh when we talked about her wardrobe crisis of not wanting to wear a certain outfit because someone else was wearing it. She then proudly proclaimed that she was glad that she had a mom like me...why, because I'm THE BEST! Yup, you heard it here folks. Look no farther the best has been found and named. I'll gladly take this title, because I know in about ten years I will be quickly stripped of it now won't I?!

By the way, she's feeling better!  Those antibiotics are doing the trick. 

18 comments, add yours here:

Amazing Gracie said...

You've done a great job, sweetie~
~~~Blessings~~~

Carolyn @ momsontheedge said...

Wow, that sounds like an amazing day. I love that your daughter is 6 and you still call her your baby girl. Mine is 2.5 and when I call her baby she insists she's NOT a baby, she's a little girl. They'll always be babies, even when they have babies of their own. :)

Your site is beautiful!

Desert Songbird said...

Don't you just love when your kid comes out and says something like this? It does indeed make us proud as mothers. High five, Tisha. Great job!

MAGGIE AT COFFEESHOPMAFIA said...

She does have the meaning. That's sweet.

Can you come over and teach mine?

Sarge Charlie said...

You have a very cool kid.

Patois said...

Very lovely. Hats off to the two of you.

Lois Grebowski said...

You should be very proud of your big girl! Proof positive that you raised her right.

Kudos to you!

Mags said...

Shelby's good heart no doubt comes from her parents-you have every right to toot your own horn!

Stella said...

That is just so sweet! I hope my kids give me the same kind of answers sooner, than later!!

Sandee (Comedy +) said...

She knows the true meaning of Christmas because you and hubby have taught her well. It's you honey. So many parents don't really raise their babies. You and hubby are.

Have a terrific day. Big hug and lotsa lovies. :)

Bubba's Sis said...

What a sweet girl! You done good, mama!

Not So Anonymous Michelle said...

That is so totally awesome! I bet you were so proud! I LOVE the pic of the three kids too, they look adorable!!

Sandra Carvalho said...

Awww!Ain't she a cutie pie!?!?I wish my kids had found what Xmas is all about too....I've been struggling to teach them since ever!...
xoxoxo

Toni said...

Wow! You know that says a lot about her parents!!! You, your husband and kids must be great!

Linda said...

You have taught her very well and you should definitely be proud!

Jackie said...

She's at a great age. But yeah, give it 10 years..... LOL :)

storyteller said...

What a lovely family conversation. Thanks for sharing and give that sweetie a hug from me ... seriously!
Hugs and blessings,

katherine. said...

be proud of your (not so) little girl..and of the job you and her dad have done!