Greatest Gift from a child to his parent

roryanne muldrake By roryanne muldrake, 3rd Dec 2010 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/do8ajkz1/
Posted in Wikinut>Writing>Personal Experiences

A proud parent moment remembered more than a decade later.

Gifts

I was thinking about what I could give my kids this year for Christmas that would have more significance than the games or toys from last year that are not played with two weeks after Christmas.

Then I remembered something that happened many years ago, when my son was in preschool. The teacher gave the children in her class the opportunity to do something helpful and have a parent or another adult write a note that they would read aloud to the class.

It was supposed to be something that your child did that was helpful in some way without coaxing into doing it.

Pleasant surprise

I was pleasantly surprised one day when my son came home with a note written by another parent. A mom whose son has a mild case of cerebral palsy wrote it. The only thing different about this little boy is that he is a tad slower than the rest as far as walking goes. When the children line up to leave the classroom, they pick a partner to hold hands with, so they stay together.

My son apparently 'helped' his little partner in such a way that prompted the mother to write a note to let the class know about it.

The note said: "Your son, Jack, was Steven's partner today in a fire drill. He did not rush Steven in the hallway or down the steps. He also did not try to 'help' Steven down the steps by pulling on his arm.

He was patient with Steven when they walked down the stairs, even though Steven places two feet on each step. Jack knew that Steven was able to do it by himself at his own pace. I was very proud of Jack and wanted to let others know what he did."

Greatest gift to parents from children

I do not have to tell you how proud I was of my five-year-old at that moment.

If I could find a way to 'bottle' that behavior or to manufacture whatever my son was feeling at the time he did what he did, that is what I would like to give my children for Christmas.

Tags

No tags were found for this article.

Meet the author

author avatar roryanne muldrake
published writer; now working at home; currently writing for Helium and Examiner

Share this page

moderator Mark Gordon Brown moderated this page.
If you have any complaints about this content, please let us know

Comments

author avatar Denise O
3rd Dec 2010 (#)

Just a lovely story, I'm telling you! Good for Jack!
Good for you, for being such a great parent, to have raised such a fine young man.
This article has just now, made my day!
Thank you for sharing.:)

Reply to this comment

author avatar roryanne muldrake
4th Dec 2010 (#)

My son is 18 now, but he was so shy around adults when he was young, and when his preschool teacher approached him about the good deed, he was so embarassed. LOL

Reply to this comment

author avatar LOVERME
3rd Dec 2010 (#)

gr88 est gift
from a child can be
a kiss of love
as a bundle of joy

Reply to this comment

author avatar joeldgreat
4th Dec 2010 (#)

Got a really special gift from my daughter yesterday. Her report card shows a very good improvement on her grades.

Reply to this comment

author avatar Humza
5th Dec 2010 (#)

congrats joel

Reply to this comment

author avatar roryanne muldrake
4th Dec 2010 (#)

That is a gift to a parent when they see their child doing their best in school.

Reply to this comment

author avatar Humza
5th Dec 2010 (#)

beautiful roryanne!
u must also had done relly some good stuff in return of which GOD gave u jack
beautiful happening

Reply to this comment

author avatar roryanne muldrake
5th Dec 2010 (#)

The only thing I did was try to pass on what my parents taught me, more by deeds than words. Now he's a teen so...LOL

Reply to this comment

Add a comment
Username
Can't login?
Password