You’ve got a friend

My oldest takes an art class at our much-loved homeschooling coop. Yesterday, in their last class of the session, the kids went around the room and told each other what they liked about each other (admittedly, this has nothing to do with art, but there is a nice vibe of cooperation and honesty that runs through the class, and the kids are encouraged to support one another).

Belly remembered that two girls called her “pretty” (awwww) but the one comment that stuck out to her, to me, and to the teacher was the girl who said this:

If there was someone in the room who didn’t know anyone, you’d be the first person to go over and say hi and be friendly to them.

After such a tough year, when I’ve questioned everything from my parenting ability to my teaching skills, these words are all I need to feel like I’m doing something right.


  1. Makes dad proud too

  2. So true!

    Every week I go to our co-op, I find more and more I love about it!

  3. Goddess in Progress says

    What a wonderful compliment, and characteristic, for your daughter. I can imagine how it must make your heart swell to hear it.

  4. I hope Belly is very pleased that she is viewed in such a way. Yes, you guys are definitely doing something right.

  5. what a wonderful compliment to your daughter and to you!

  6. Way to go, Belly!

    Good job, mama.

  7. Tracey - Just Another Mommy Blog says

    That's pretty awesome. 🙂

  8. Gah. lump.

    She is a wonderful, motherly soul, way beyond her years in empathy (and sadly, worries). People just gravitate toward her. You did good.

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