Son, You Make Me Proud


I don’t think I have told you how proud of you I am lately.  You are a remarkable toddler who is extremely smart and resilient.   Your ability to learn things quickly puts a smile on the face of your mother and myself.   Also you pick your self right up after you have fallen and do not let that deter you from doing whatever it is that you were trying to do.


You are already saying your ABC’s and even recognize about 15 letters, the ability to do that makes your mother and myself extremely proud.   In the middle of dinner you will all of a sudden just break out in the ABC song and say them all right there for us, serenading us as we eat.  You can also already count to 11! You can even recognize the numbers in your number book, which is just simply amazing for your little 2 year-old brain.

There is one thing that you do that makes me, as a father, extremely proud.  Your ability to just pick yourself right back up after being bullied.  The other day another kid came up behind you as you were playing basketball with your friends and pushed you down on the ground.  What amazed me though was that you did not cause a ruckus.  You shrugged it off and kept on playing.  You were the example.  Some dads would be proud if you were to get back up and push the bully back, but not me.  You did the right thing and that reassures me that I am being a good dad.

To be honest son, there are times that I feel like I am not doing the best job being a father.  In times like this though, it shows me I am doing just fine.  When I see you hit a baseball off the tee, throw a baseball the write way, say your ABC’s, and our little secret of being able to say chicken butt to each other without mom knowing.  I know that you will turn out just fine and you make your father proud.




About The Rookie Dad

I am husband and father foremost. Secondly, I am a PBS producer and contribute to Traveling Dads and Dads Round Table.

Posted on April 23, 2013, in Letters To the Kid and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Very cool. This, to me, is what blogging should be all about in many ways. It’s a great way to keep track of those moments that will easily be forgotten or overlooked.

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