Sunday, September 30, 2012


This is not a teacher related post but much more personal. I hope you enjoy my little story.

My daughter Madison is 4 1/2. Next year she will be going to big school and starting Kindergarten. She is a sweet little girl who often just comes over to me to tell me she loves me *heart melts every time*

I took her and my son to a birthday party at a play centre yesterday. We have been to this centre for parties before and she knew that at the end of the party, they would both get a balloon and lolly bag. Maddie asked me if she could have a pink balloon (of course all little girls want that colour). I said she would have to wait and see which one she was given. She was happy with that.

When the balloons came out, all the kids went to pick one. Maddie went over to get a pink one for herself and a blue one for her brother. There was only 1 pink one and she got it and came back to where I was sitting so I could mind the balloons.

But then one of her little friends started crying. She had wanted a pink balloon too. Maddie didnt think twice but came back over to me and took her pink balloon over to her friend. Then she went and picked another one and brought it back to me.

"Maddie" I said. "I am so proud that you did that."

"I know" she said. "Amelia was sad and I wanted to make her happy."

*insert more heart melting here*

Thats my daughter and I am so proud of her.

Hopefully I am doing something right :)


  1. Nawwww. She is adorable, Brooke!

  2. Don't you love it when they do things like that! Makes you want to put that moment in a bubble so you can take it out whenever you need to. What a sweetie.
    Mrs Poultney's Ponderings

  3. Aww! Your daughter is such a sweetie! Obiviously you are doing A LOT right to have such a thoughtful and kind daughter. :-)


  4. Awwww she is so sweet!!


  5. Absolutely precious in every way!!

  6. I love, love, love this story! You are doing many things right!

    Sara :)
    Smiling In Second Grade

  7. Awww, that is adorable (so is your daughter by the way!)!!! Congrats!

    Teaching Maths with Meaning

  8. She is such a little sweetie! Children often mimic the behaviours of their parents, so you must be doing MANY things right!

    Down Under Teacher

    1. Thank you all for your kind comments. I just stumble through parenting and hope for the best :)