We are thankful for progress not perfection
Some people may think that I am “mababaw” since I share on my FB wall even the simplest things my son did. He just celebrated his 6th year birthday and he is expected by society to be doing a lot of things already. But for us, we take it easy, and embracing everything that he has accomplished whether it’s big or small.
For instance, I have posted recently what happened during the Linggo ng Wika presentation at school (read more HERE)
My sister asked me what is the salawikain Ren recited. She thought that it was a long and complicated salawikain. When I said what it was, she laughed and said “ang dali naman pala”…
But what makes my husband and I ecstatic and happy with Ren’s performance was the following:
- He was afraid of loud sound – has a very sensitive sensory when it comes to loud sounds, he usually cover his ears whenever he hears something loud. Some people saw how he struggle during parties. He doesn’t like to go inside the party room and he can’t tolerate someone speaking on a mic. During the Linggo ng Wika celebration, I am afraid that he will not be able to talk on the mic but I was wrong, and he was able to tolerate the sound of other people speaking on the mic.
- He is hyper active – It is hard for him to stay idle on a long period of time. During regular classes, when they are asked to sing the National Anthem, you can’t make him just stand straight and don’t make unnecessarily movements. Yesterday he was able to just stay in his place and followed the teachers command. Again, it amazed us.
- He usually whines when he doesn’t want what was being asked of him – Yes he complies to do the things you want him to do, but most of the time, you will hear him whining. This is what I am afraid that will happen yesterday. He started whining when we entered the classroom and when I made him wear the grass skirt, but after I talked to him and assured him that I will reward him if he will do good, he stopped and behaved. Ang galing lang… Then he did a great job na from start until the last presentation.
So if you think I am Mababaw, that’s your own view, but as I have said even though how simple it is, these little things make us proud of our little boy. My husband and I are just very happy that my son is making a progress.. a big progress. We rejoice with every victory that he has done and accomplished.