No, of course I don't mean that! But you know those proud mama (or papa) moments when your kids just make you swell with pride? My oldest daughter, Sylvia, gave me that kind of moment last night.
In her Thespian Club, they were voting for which 4 kids would be the Officers of the Club. Sylvia got 15 out of 20 votes! Next week, she'll find out which Office she'll hold. I thought this was especially cool because the Club members are 5th through 8th graders, and she's only in 5th grade. I'm glad that the older kids are being so supportive of her.
Then, she remembered her really great news: that the Principal asked her to be one of two 5th graders to talk to some money people that are visiting the school today about KIPP. She was honored to be asked, and of course I love the fact that he thinks she would make a good impression on potential donors.
It's moments like these that get me through the Sharpay moments, the nagging in the a.m. to get out of bed and get dressed already, the hours of homework, the struggles to get the tangles out of her hair...