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12:47 pm: maybe (just maybe) I don't suck after all
Last weekend, we took Teddy to Tanglewood for the first time. The program was Smetana, Mozart, and Tchaikovsky. Wonderful, of course, but not entirely kid-friendly. No big bangs or cannons or other audacious percussion. No little kids. No critters. No little kids dressed as critters.

We got there early, picked up our picnic, and settled down under the big tree outside the Shed at stage right (my favorite spot). It was hot and humid, though relatively comfortable in the shade.

And Teddy was fantastic. He read Encyclopedia Brown from cover to cover, finishing just at the intermission. He was a little antsy after that, but was very subdued, made no noise, and was generally pleasant company.

We were surrounded by a whole crew of, er, older patrons of the arts. They were a fussy bunch with a lot of criticism for various things... most especially for the noises of children, which were not as rare as one might hope. They were very nice, but let their displeasure be known, marching up to the Too Noisy and hushing them.

They also let their pleasure be known. Three of them made a point of telling me (separately) how wonderful Teddy was, how proud I must be.

I was indeed. And I am.

I'm a lucky, lucky mom.

Current Location: Longmeadow
Current Mood: goodproud

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From:swingchickie
Date:August 10th, 2011 07:16 pm (UTC)
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it's more like 15% luck, and 85% awesome-mommy-ness. :) you should be proud!
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From:occhi_cinesi
Date:August 10th, 2011 08:47 pm (UTC)
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Exactly.... luck is nice but hard freakin' parenting is what led to just how wonderful Teddy is at these events, etc. Good job Mommy!
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From:katehaney
Date:August 10th, 2011 09:02 pm (UTC)

parenting is freakin' hard

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but have a fantastic kid definitely makes it easier
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From:katehaney
Date:August 10th, 2011 09:01 pm (UTC)

Thank you!!

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You're very kind. But I would put more down to luck than that. WAY more.
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