Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Her inability to love and appreciate herself fully

I just got a call from a friend who had been helping out with the first grade thanksgiving party at the school.

She had been sitting with a group of children doing an activity, and Hannah was part of her group. The children were taking turns sharing things they were thankful for.

Some were thankful for their families. Some were thankful for their homes. One or two kids were even thankful for school.

It came time for Hannah to share something she was thankful for. Guess what my sweet, selfless girl said?

"I am thankful for myself."

Um, yeah.

Healthy self-esteem, anyone?

32 comments:

Christina B. said...

Oh, I love that! Hannah is 20 something years ahead of me! :) What a smart girl.

♥Shally said...

She is ahead of the game!!

Jen said...

What confidence. Good for her!

Cindy said...

Love it! There are too many people in this world who don't have any self-worth. I am so glad to know that Hannah isn't one of them.

Angie said...

My oldest daughter is the same :)

She even writes herself notes in her lunch box and on Valentines Day when we make valentines as a family she always makes hers for herself... some people just love themselves...LOL

CJ, the Purple Diva said...

And that my sister is the beginning of a very confident lady who will take care of herself! You will NOT have to worry about her in social situations! Good job mom! ♥ She knows she ain't jumk!

momy4him said...

am lmbo! what a cutie, that girl of yours!

Misty said...

that's awesome!!!

Annemarie said...

Hey, you know...good/great self esteem can be hard to come by, especially in kids. Good for her!! I absolutely LOVE it.

danandcindy said...

Like Mother - Like Daughter

♥Maren said...

It really was very funny (as is Dan)

AMY said...

Ditto to all the previous comments. You won't have to worry about her pulling a Britney Spears to prove her awsomeness to anyone.

Rae said...

So funny! We had a couple of kids say the same thing in Primary on Sunday!

Dalene said...

So, was the friend Maren? See, if she had a blog you could have hyperlinked "friend" to her blog and... sorry, this isn't about the Mouritsen girls, it is about Hannah. I hope NOTHING in life happens to make her stop being thankful for herself, or stop being able to say it out loud. Go Hannah!

D-dawg said...

That's great. Good self esteem is something we all want for our kids. Logan said he was thankful for everyone in our family but did not mention Macey... sad. But she does pester him constantly.

queenieweenie said...

Enjoy it while it lasts. I used to worry that my oldest would tell me, "Mommy, I am SO PRETTY!" when she was in kindergarten. All too soon they start being hard on themselves...the curse of being female!

Bridget said...

That is so funny! Reminds me of Maren when she looks at herself in the mirror and says " I just can't believe how pretty I am!"

Jenibelle said...

That self esteem will keep her from doing lots of naughty things that girls do because they don't like themselves.

She's adorable and I am thankful for her today also, she made me laugh!!!

Joy & Casey said...

Love it! I am so sad I don't get to know Hannah personally! :(

diane said...

I hope she can hang on to that feeling.

Laurie said...

Remind her of that often over the next few years.

My kindergartener wrote that he's thankful for "my Dad's gun." Yep, the 2nd Amendment is safe around here.

Lauren in GA said...

Hannah can't help it that she is so fabulous!

That is a tribute to your stellar mothering...that your girl has a wonderful sense of self. May she hang onto it for all of her teenage years when everyone feels awkward about themselves.

Woman Interrupted said...

Here. Here.

To self-girl power!

gab said...
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gab said...

I am thankful for Hannah too. Her "surpise in utero introduction" that fateful Thanksgiving so many years ago was one of the BEST Hal-Lar turkey day memories ever.

Really missing you guys this week!

Have fun without us. But not too much.

Rosie said...

What a cutie! I agree with what everyone else says: She won't have to degrade herself to prove her worth to the world.

The Schaeffer Family said...

I just found your blog through links on other blogs. I'm really enjoying reading it, so I thought I'd say hello! I love the post about what is food and what isn't. Very funny!

Hazen5 said...

She's a very smart girl! Make her repeat that 3 times a day in the mirror for the next 15 years.

brooke said...

Awesome. My 3 year old daughter constantly runs down the list of people she loves--includes me, my husband, our baby and herself (not my other son!). Glad she can list herself.

Kimberly said...

I love her attitude! She is so cute!

Michelle said...

Okay that is funny!

Chatter said...

That is hilarious!