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Monday, February 23, 2009

Sweet Things Kids Do

It's easy to complain when your kids do something wrong but how about acknowledging when they do something so incredibly sweet that you have no words? My daughter Lexi does this frequently actually. She is my 11 year old daughter. She's my baby forever though, whether she accepts it or not. I kinda think she doesn't truly mind....yet.

She is the type of girl who will actually tell on herself when she does something wrong. She does fight with her sisters plenty. She'll be 12 on March 16th so I have to say that preteen or "tween" behavior is coming out too. The good thing for her is that I totally remember being HER. I remember my 12th birthday like it was yesterday. I know what gift I got from my sister. I also remember at that age you start thinking you know more than everyone, including your parents.

Well my little girl may do the typical things a tween does but she is also mature for her age. She has learned to help me so much around the house. When I got sick in 2007 and couldn't get out of bed, her dad needed help with me. Sometimes it was bringing something for me to eat upstairs, or coming up to get some dishes or to see what I needed. Sometimes when my husband wanted to catch a few moments of shuteye he'd have her come upstairs and watch me. He couldn't sleep if someone weren't watching me. She learned to wash dishes and at least while I was sick didn't complain. She had to grow up just a little too soon. She had to really help out with her little sisters but you know, she did it with a smile and pride at what she was accomplishing. She took such good care of me and I thank her! She just made me this with her own hands and presented it to me and my husband. I thought it was so sweet. She wrote this on the cup:

"This represents mom, she's the flowers and they won't stop growing because my mom survived cancer. She's my hero.

This represents my dad. He's growing more love for my mom everyday.

It's always Summer when you're around."

Written by my Lexi.


MaryAnne said...

So sweet! I hope my daughter does things like that when she's a "tween".

Unknown said...

That is so very sweet!

Sandee said...

What a precious one she is too. How sweet indeed.

Have a terrific day honey. Big hug. :)