Wednesday, June 25, 2008

A couple of neat things...

Alexa

When I was picking the kids up the day of Back to School night, a boy came up to Alexa and said, "Alexa, I dedicated my book to you." And when her teacher asked him why, he said,"Because Alexa is always nice to me. And when I was worried because my mom wasn't here after drama class, she sat with me and made me feel better until my mom came." He was so sweet. He's not in her class, so that evening we made a stop to see the book and sure enough it said, "This book is dedicated to my parents and ALEXA." It brought tears to my eyes. She is really amazing, wise and sensitive. Only eight, and able to make such an impression on people.

A few days later, her teacher stopped me to tell me that while they were preparing for a class party, she made a comment about too much sugar making the kids go wild, and Alexa came up to her later and said," You know Ms.Lightfoot, I never get wild." Her teacher was cracking up, she was so sincere, and worried that her teacher believed she would be wild.

 


Travis

At the bank yesterday, and as we were walking in Travis held the door for me pushing the stroller, something he always does, and as usual we were stopped and asked about the babies by a couple of women in the waiting area. They commented on what a good helper he was and how old he was, and then we went to get in line. As we finished, one of the women came up to Travis and told him that since he was 5 and such a good helper for mommy, she wanted to give him something special, a five dollar bill!! I wish I had my camera with me....but it was so nice of her to acknowledge him. So often the other kids are overlooked because of the twins, and to have someone go out of their way to make him feel special, especially a stranger. It was really nice.

 

11 comments:

jenni anne said...

whoa! no one over gives me 28 bucks because i always have to hold my own door!

it looks like you've got some pretty great kids!

Crazymamaof6 said...

what a sweet post about your very special kids. made me cry!

how fun for both to be recognized, for the special things they do.

Cuties! you are doing something right mama! the most important work you'll ever do! RAISING GREAT PEOPLE!

Laura said...

What a great girls Alexa is. I love sweet sensitive kids.

I am so impressed at the lady at the bank. What a great person to be so nice to your little guy! A good reminder that kindness really does matter.

Stephanie said...

You're achieving a goal of mine...raising sensitive and responsible youngins'

I'm loving the 5 dollar story! I'm sure it made Travis' day! Maybe the lady was a sibling of twins, and always hated getting left out when she was younger!

angie said...

What a wonderful example Alexa is to others........and how sweet for that woman to acknowledge the help that Travis is to you. So, so, nice.

Lala said...

Alexa is such a sweetheart! You have taught your children well there Lady! I love the photo of Travis.. HAHA.. such a boy! (but a boy that's $5 richer!)

Shannon said...

WHat a sweet girl! I would be a proud mama too.

How awesome that someone recognized his efforts. Makes all the difference. If only we all took the time to make a difference!

Yes, my name is Arizona said...

That's SO sweet! I love the comment Alexa made to her teacher. Too funny! Travis sounds like such a great kid, too. I love that the lady gave him $5. I just read your comment on my blog about him jumping on the twins while they crawl.... WHen they start walking the harassment doesn't stop, unfortunately. Luke does the same thing and now that Elle is walking he walks up behind her, yells "TIMBER" and wacks her on the back. She doesn't fall down as often as she did when she first started walking, but she still does at times. Luckily she is walking very well now. Sunny, on the other hand, is afraid to walk when Luke is in one of his "timber" moods. She'd rather be jumped on than pushed down from a standing position. It probably hurts less!

Debra said...

Oh that is the sweetest!!! Your kids are so darling!!!

Secretly, doesn't it make you feel good to know they act appropriately when you are not around though? I am ALWAYS so scared that they are letting out our secrets and bad habits!!!!!!

Jaime said...

It sound like you've got a bunch of sweethearts walking around your house. That's awesome.
I also love that the lady in the bank gave your son $5. That is so cool.
I am cracking up at Arizona's comment. I can just picture the whole "timber" thing. I guess I'm lucky my boys never did anything like that to my girls.

Churchill said...

those twins have a lot of live up to with such terrific older siblings! you are sure doing something right!