Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Proud

I have cried all day....



Do you know what it's like to have another mother tell your kid he's too weird to play with her kid?

Do you know what it's like to have another mother yell at your kid because he "just won't shut up"?

Do you know what it's like to be asked to leave Gymboree because the other mothers are "scared" of your kid?

Do you know what it's like for your kid to be kicked out of Mother's Day Out because the teachers "just can't handle him"?

Do you know what it's like to lose "friends" because they no longer want their child exposed to your "weird" child?

Do you know what it's like to have adults laugh at your kid?

Well, I do. And it's not fun.

But today was full of the fun. I turned around and looked at some of those mothers while doing a little dance when my son was called up to accept his award for second-highest average in his class this grading period. After missing it by a point the past two years, he finally made it.

I've always known Jacob was smart. Now the rest of them know it too.

13 comments:

Jana said...

Awesome!!!

kristi said...

I can answer yes to a lot of those. Way to Go Jacob!!

Mom of 4 Busy Kids said...

Amazing! Way to go Jacob!!!!!

gingermagnolia said...

This brought a tear to my eye. Congratulations, Jacob, and Mommy. You've earned it, and how.

Aunt Murry said...

How proud you must be. Congratulation!

Aimee said...

As I read through the list of things you had to say FIRST I felt sooooo bad for you and for Jacob. Then as I read the good... I was relieved!! You both deserve some good!!!

Tracey - Just Another Mommy Blog said...

You got me weepy there, hon. I'm so happy for both of you guys. I know that this meant a LOT to you both!

Jennifer, Playgroups Are No Place For Children said...

I'm so happy for Jacob and for you. You both deserve this!

Kether said...

so happy for you!

I have a weird one, too...and I'm hoping that I'll learn from moms like you about how to handle it.

I had to convince mine to take a toy to share day instead of his "throw up thing" so that he could tell kids about "white blood cells and pathogens"

Aunt Becky said...

My heart soars.

Jen said...

Brand new reader here. This post made me smile and brought a tear to my eye. Hooray for your great little guy!

Shane said...

Way to go Jacob!!!!

BethGo said...

Good for Jacob.