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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Positive Tuesdays

~ Positive Tuesdays ~

This is my new idea. It's away for me to share something positive. Doesn't neccessairly have to be from today. Just whatever from last week that was truly positive in some way or other.

So for my first Positive Tuesday Post, I want to talk bout my son Sean. He's 9. As many know he can be a handful and we struggle a lot with him. But yesterday he had such a light hearted and happy moment that it was infectious.

It all started when I asked him if he would mind feeding the dogs. He asks if he can change their water, too. I say, "Of course you can. Just remember to dump the old water into one of Nana's plant beds.

"He says, "okay."

He comes in a bit later and tells me he fed the dogs, changed the water, and watered Nana's plants and his cabbage plant. (I know this already cause I was peeking and saw what a time he was having." I say, "Excellent! I'm so proud of you and Nana will certainly appreciate it!"

He says, "I want Nana to think I'm responsible cause sometimes I don't think she does."

I think, sadly, sometimes we underestimate him. With all the troubles we have with him he really is the dearest, sweetest child. Often he does nice things just cause he decides to. I tell him, "Honey, while it's true you sometimes make bad decisions you also make lots of really good ones. We all love you and know you can be responsible when you choose. Thank you so much for your help and doing more than I asked. It was very smart of you to go ahead and water the other plants, they needed it I'm sure."

He says, "But I couldn't roll hose back up. I'm sorry."

Me, "Don't be sorry honey. You did your best. I'll go fix the hose, not to worry."

Seeing his face as he was watering the plants and laughing at the dogs trying to avoid the spray of the hose just made me smile. I just had to share this!

After feeling so bad earlier today the memory of this flooded back to me and I knew, I just knew that everything will be okay. I also took the moment a little farther by starting my Positive Tuesdays. Bear with me while I sort the kinks out of how to make this work and share it. If you're curious to how this came about please see Positive Tuesdays Beginnings .

What's your Positive Tuesday?
If you'd like to participate please leave a comment and your link. 

2 comments:

  1. Sometimes kids can surprise by acting exactly like we've taught them.

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  2. That is a good positive thought

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