We’ve all seen it, haven’t we? All over social media. Little poppet’s first tooth, they rolled over, stood, spoke, walked. Wiped their own bum. Ok, I’m guilty of all the above except the last one. That really is TMI.
Now RJ is at school, he’s starting to learn so many new skills, and this term especially he’s really starting to ‘get’ reading. You can see it clicking in his head and he’s so proud with himself.
I’m really proud of him too, but something was stopping me sharing anything like I used to. I’m not sure what it is – has the Mum Brag been replaced by the Mum Shaming? The Motherhood Challenge recently has brought this up again, it’s been seen as showing off, bragging, being inconsiderate of those less lucky than you.
If we lived our lives considering every person we might inadvertently offend, we would live very sorry lives indeed. Why shouldn’t we be sickeningly proud of these amazing little creatures we produce? They may hit their milestones at different times, or have different milestones entirely from each other, but it makes absolutely no difference. All of them are amazing, every single one has their own challenges, their own personality, their own unique brilliance. And we love them intensely – of course we are going to be proud of them, and want to share our pride in them.
If you don’t like it, you know where the unfollow – or indeed! – unfriend button is.
So here’s my unashamed Mum-Brag for this week – this comment the boy got in his reading book. SO PROUD.