Got a compliment on difficult child

Discussion in 'General Parenting' started by TerryJ2, Oct 24, 2013.

  1. TerryJ2

    TerryJ2 Well-Known Member

    A friend called this afternoon and told me that she did an after-school presentation at difficult child's school. His girlfriend wanted to join Key Club, which I'd forgotten about or never heard of when I was his age ... and my friend is in charge of a Santa House event at a local club. They run the event every yr. In fact, I took difficult child there when he was little, and thought he'd be fascinated by the train that ran around the entire auditorium. Nope. He was more interested in climbing on things, such as the train track, which was waist height, and the stage, the tree (how do I remember these things?:sigh:).
    So girlfriend talked him into it and there he is. After the talk, he walked up to my friend, extended his hand for a handshake, and said, "Hi, I'm T's son."
    My friend said he was so personable and friendly. :) She said, "I hope you sign up for the Santa House."
    He said, "I already did."
    She was so sweet to call me. She said she knows that people often say bad things about difficult kids, and I might like to hear something good.:wootsmiley: Ya think?!!!!
    Woo hoo!
    difficult child came into the house this afternoon and immediately told me he had run into my friend at school, and repeated the story word for word. I did not tell him that I already knew.:likeit:
  2. Confused

    Confused Guest

    TerryJ2, OMG thats wonderful!!!!!!! :congratualtions:
  3. StressedM0mma

    StressedM0mma Active Member

    Wow!!!! You should be so proud of him. That is a great compliment. He should be proud of himself too. Not many TTs do this anymore. Way to go on raising a great young man.
  4. PatriotsGirl

    PatriotsGirl Well-Known Member

    That is so great!! :)
  5. dstc_99

    dstc_99 Well-Known Member

    Congratulations! That is so cool that she thought to call you.
  6. TerryJ2

    TerryJ2 Well-Known Member

    :hapydancsmil:Thank you all. Still smiling.
    And one of my cats loves tapping the screen with-her paw to get at one of the emoticons ... too funny!:hapydancsmil::hapydancsmil:
  7. recoveringenabler

    recoveringenabler Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Great post Terry! :hi5:
  8. TerryJ2

    TerryJ2 Well-Known Member

    Thank you! Soooo happy to be able to post it. :)
  9. Wiped Out

    Wiped Out Well-Known Member Staff Member

    So wonderful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! If there was a "love" instead of "like" button I would click it:)
  10. Gwenage

    Gwenage New Member

    I know sometimes the school secretary saying how sweet and awesome my son is "We just love him up here. He's such a sweet, smart little guy. I hope he can get everything settled and not be upset so much." It's the only bright spot of going into that school. The principle only says how defiant and hard he is and how so she wants him out of her hair.

    Im gonna thank her next time I see her. Thanks for the happy thoughts thread.
  11. TerryJ2

    TerryJ2 Well-Known Member

    Oh, Gwenage, that's great! Definitely, keep that secretary in your life. :) Your difficult child is a real person, not just a one-dimensional problem.