When we have children our whole outlook on success changes. Before children, success was hitting my targets at work or getting that customers advert in that I had been chasing for so long. Now success means so much more. And it's not my own successes that I celebrate, it's my children's. To others a lot of their successes may be very small but to me they are huge.
Like when they walk for the first time, this is a big deal in any parents life.
The first night they sleep through, that for us was only a few months ago for our nearly 4 year old.
Their first word, even though to others its just a sound but to us as parents it's Mama, Dada or Hiya in our case, for both boys!
The first wee on the potty because as any parent that is potty training this is the event of the year.
Even the first ride on their bike, first count to 10, when they recite ABC to us.
Then there is the everyday things that are big things to us. Doing a puzzle for the first time, lining up their cars in a line or doing a jump (maybe just me).
The other day we had a HUGE success. Noah ate paste, a whole bowl of pasta with a little bit of cheese on.
A whole bowl. Sorry I'm still impressed!
This is a big deal to anyone that knows me and has read a previous post about his pickiness of eating. I'm such a proud mummy because he ATE PASTA lol. To others this is a daily occurrence but to me it is huge so I took a photo, or 10!
And every single day everyone of our children will have successes. And every day we will continue to get excited and get the crazy looks from onlookers when we make a sing and dance in public, when for example he takes a bite of a sandwich (I can but wish!).