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2008/05/15 10:58:13 (permalink)
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Kids making you proud.

As positive threads have been requested though I'd post this up.

My daughter wrote a poem which her school entered in a national competition.

I've just recieved a letter through the post requesting copyright permission as the poem has been selected for publishing in a Young Writers Anthology.

I'm walking round with a massive grin on my face and plan to tell anyone who will listen, I'm genuinely proud as punch.

Anyone else care to share their proudest child related moments?



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    erekose
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    RE: Kids making you proud. 2008/05/15 11:00:45 (permalink)
    Excellent - nice one young lady!
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    RE: Kids making you proud. 2008/05/15 11:07:56 (permalink)
    My daughter (9) competed in an annual under 16's dance competition for the Hampshire area. Her dance school has always been outperformed by all the other schools who were at a very high standard, so expectations weren't high, but it was her first competition so it was a thrill for her to be there.

    I couldn't attend so had to wait until she returned to see how she got on.

    She won medals in 4 categories (jazz, modern, pairs, freestyle) and was unsurprisingly overjoyed.

    Then she told me there was an overall individual award in the 'open' competition where every child danced and, if successful, went through many preliminary rounds until a grand final of 4 kids.

    She went outside and returned carrying a trophy!
    A trophy for first place!!!

    She had outperformed every child in the Hampshire region including those with many more years experience. It's been the proudest day of my life so far as a father

    It's a nice feeling isn't it Tony.
    post edited by Lord Monkcheese - 2008/05/15 11:08:23
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    RE: Kids making you proud. 2008/05/15 11:10:39 (permalink)
    Well done to her bless her.
    Hmmm... I have several proud moments of my youngest son,
    one of which was when he went and told his teacher that our dog was having a period just like me, another time he decided to lock all the toilet doors in the school and crawl under the doors!
    I can carry on... How proud of him i am!
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    RE: Kids making you proud. 2008/05/15 11:14:05 (permalink)

    ORIGINAL: erekose

    Excellent - nice one young lady!



    I will 2nd that, and can you post the poem for a read?

    regards

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    RE: Kids making you proud. 2008/05/15 11:14:47 (permalink)
    Well done mate, good for her.

    My daughter has competed in gymnastics at national level and won medals at regional level.
    She's retired now, well she is 9
    I've been a very proud dad with tears in my eyes on more than one occasion.
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    RE: Kids making you proud. 2008/05/15 11:19:23 (permalink)
    Awesome Tony.

    Pleased for you mate.
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    RE: Kids making you proud. 2008/05/15 11:36:13 (permalink)
    No kids of my own yet, but I was really proud of my little sister when she first started seondary school...

    She was having trouble with a group of girls in her class (verbal bullying) and I was in the corridor one morning when her group came out of the IT room... I saw one of these girls pull my sisters hair. Just as I started forward to collar this lass, my sister turns round puts her guard up and punches this other girl full in the face! All those martial arts lessons paid off!

    There was blood pouring from this other girls nose, she went down screaming and crying like she'd been shot! Sister was stood there with a big stupid grin on her face.

    They both got suspended for three days, but her head of year told her that she was glad it was all sorted! Well worth it.

    We do not forgive. We do not forget. 
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    RE: Kids making you proud. 2008/05/15 12:20:38 (permalink)

    ORIGINAL: Blasphemousfish

    No kids of my own yet, but I was really proud of my little sister when she first started seondary school...

    She was having trouble with a group of girls in her class (verbal bullying) and I was in the corridor one morning when her group came out of the IT room... I saw one of these girls pull my sisters hair. Just as I started forward to collar this lass, my sister turns round puts her guard up and punches this other girl full in the face! All those martial arts lessons paid off!

    There was blood pouring from this other girls nose, she went down screaming and crying like she'd been shot! Sister was stood there with a big stupid grin on her face.

    They both got suspended for three days, but her head of year told her that she was glad it was all sorted! Well worth it.

    classic how old was she?

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    RE: Kids making you proud. 2008/05/15 12:25:00 (permalink)
    thats great news tony

    what type of poem is it? happy sad ect....
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    RE: Kids making you proud. 2008/05/15 12:54:46 (permalink)
    The poem is a Haiku, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haiku.

    Snowflake

    Floating through the sky,
    Frozen, silver, cold, landing
    On snowy rooftops.

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    RE: Kids making you proud. 2008/05/15 13:02:49 (permalink)
    My three year old played headers with a concrete flower bed and burst her eye wide open, we,re in the ambulance and my wife,s in floods of tears and my daughter whos covered in blood looks up gives her mum a kiss and says "Eilidh alright mummy no cry" and i had to look away as my vision got a bit blurred.
    post edited by colin.d - 2008/05/15 13:03:23

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    RE: Kids making you proud. 2008/05/15 13:19:20 (permalink)
    My little boy (5 in august) got told off a few months back as he and some other boys were circling another boy and on the brink of bullying him - He was told off by the school and we also told him off , and he was ashamed and very upset

    Then , last week he came home with a note his schoolbag from the headteacher , saying he should be proud of himself as he stopped a gang of boys picking on another boy and took him to the teacher

    Made me proud - I just hope he doesn't cause any problems for himself now he's a vigilante !
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    RE: Kids making you proud. 2008/05/15 13:24:43 (permalink)
    Im not a father yet 7 months to go,

    But congratulations nd well done to your daughter

    Sleep, ****, work, gym, sleep !
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    RE: Kids making you proud. 2008/05/15 13:31:06 (permalink)

    ORIGINAL: FrankenJim


    ORIGINAL: Blasphemousfish

    No kids of my own yet, but I was really proud of my little sister when she first started seondary school...

    She was having trouble with a group of girls in her class (verbal bullying) and I was in the corridor one morning when her group came out of the IT room... I saw one of these girls pull my sisters hair. Just as I started forward to collar this lass, my sister turns round puts her guard up and punches this other girl full in the face! All those martial arts lessons paid off!

    There was blood pouring from this other girls nose, she went down screaming and crying like she'd been shot! Sister was stood there with a big stupid grin on her face.

    They both got suspended for three days, but her head of year told her that she was glad it was all sorted! Well worth it.

    classic how old was she?


    11 at the time.

    17 now though! She's a nightmare!

    We do not forgive. We do not forget. 
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    RE: Kids making you proud. 2008/05/15 15:49:43 (permalink)

    ORIGINAL: Blasphemousfish


    17 now though!



    No pics no proof!

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    RE: Kids making you proud. 2008/05/15 16:11:54 (permalink)
    That's awesome, TONY. Mine step-son was singled out for some sex talks he gave the other week but my own boy is only 2 and a half...... but he can bounce on his trampoline without holding on now and that impresses me enough LOL

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    RE: Kids making you proud. 2008/05/15 16:28:07 (permalink)
    I've 2 kids and love'em both equally..Luke is going to be everything I never was..he's already my hero...he can box like Muhammad Ali but deplores and loathes bullying/bullies..far far cleverer than I...his mind is already focused on the Marines..and he can play the guitar better than Chet Atkins..like Tony's little'un he had a poem published as well so congrats Tony... kids are cool...my Daughter?..she's concentrating on how best to get on my t1ts..and doing a mighty fine job!![love her though]

    It's hard to be humble when I'm so great...

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    RE: Kids making you proud. 2008/05/15 17:15:10 (permalink)

    ORIGINAL: Stone


    ORIGINAL: Blasphemousfish


    17 now though!



    No pics no proof!





    *Punches Stone in the groin*

    We do not forgive. We do not forget. 
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    RE: Kids making you proud. 2008/05/15 17:29:01 (permalink)
    I don't think mine have done anything outstanding LOL They did when they were toddlers, recognising colour and talking early and stuff but now they are happy go lucky.
    My eldest won't concentrate on anything but he's taken to boxing not old enough to compete, but he's been trying to get boxer of the week at his club which he did last week, it's a tough club so it's pretty good.
    His coaches say if he can stay switched on (his mind wanders) he could do very well - but that's upto him I suppose.
    Took him to see Ironman for that... it's only a small thing compared to what some of you have posted but it made me proud.

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