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I interupt our normally scheduled “thrift” vlog to brag, update you on my son’s first major achievement of his elementary career. Don’t leave read more..I promise a vlog tomorrow..maybe.


Listen. My son, the one I made all by myself got chosen for the school’s recitation contest. For those not familiar, he gets to memorize a poem to be said in front of his class with a few other talented children. Out of the chosen ones in his class only one, my son will then compete to represent his school in the county wide competition.

I’m stoked.

So this is how those mother’s become crazy pageant dress, flipper promoting, eyelash glue-ing maniacs. Except in my case it would be excessive memorization, and poem searching. Could he be the next famous child spoken word artist? If he wins this we will be all over entering contests. No? Okay I promise…I can’t say about that Easter speech though.

Seriously. We couldn’t be more proud of him. We practiced today for far longer than we should but I want him to win. I try not to show him that side of me. Mr. and I had the talk with him that he may not win but the best opportunity was that he was chosen. I won’t lie I reallllllly want him to win the county competition. I already know what he’s wearing.

Lil Mama’s serious upper body strength and Lil Man’s spoken word skills. We are making stars over here.

What was your child’s first elementary school achievement?

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    October 6, 2011 at 1:06 am

    Yay!! Way to go. Can’t wait until Moo and JJ get school age.
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    October 6, 2011 at 8:45 am

    Congratulations to him! That’s so great and I’m sure he’ll do well and hoping he wins. My daughter is in Kindergarten and their biggest achievements would be getting student of the month which she did for the first month of school. Seeing your child excel is one of the most proud moments for a parent.

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    Rose's daughter
    October 6, 2011 at 9:29 am

    Yay for him! I can’t wait until Pookah starts school and starts doing these things! I will be THAT parent! LOL
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    October 6, 2011 at 10:33 am

    Congratulations! I’ll be “that” mom too, lol! I can see Izzy’s (future) elementary school from my house, so I’m sure i’ll be on somebody’s nerves, lmbo!
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    October 6, 2011 at 11:17 am

    Congrats, Mimi!!! Be sure to take lots of kleenex with you! I remember my little man reciting his first speech, I cried so much, you would have thought I was at a funeral. I was so proud and overjoyed at his tenacity of overcoming his fear of speaking in front of an audience!
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    Baby Shopaholic
    October 6, 2011 at 11:28 am

    Congrats to Mama, I mean lil man! That is wonderful! I can not imagine how I will be when P does something like that.
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    Jasmine Hardaway
    October 6, 2011 at 2:21 pm

    ALRIGHT then Will and Jada!!….I mean Mimi and Mr. 🙂

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    October 6, 2011 at 6:26 pm

    Congrats MImi! That is awesome. I know you are one proud mama. I’ll keep my fingers crossed for him.
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    October 6, 2011 at 10:16 pm

    Congrats I hope he wins. Awww I just love when the kids excel in school
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    October 7, 2011 at 1:27 pm

    congrats to you and lil man. he’s gonna rock it!

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    October 9, 2011 at 10:40 pm

    Yay! Congrats to Lil Man! Good luck! Wee ‘Burb isn’t in elementary yet, but has just recently decided she wants to potty train at school…unbeknownst to me. I think I’m proud. Terrified, but proud.
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    October 9, 2011 at 11:03 pm

    Happy new month to you, I gave you a tag, check it out. How have you been?
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    October 10, 2011 at 9:51 am

    That’s awesome!!! I hope he wins!!!! I can totally relate tho. I had my first parent teacher conference for Nate (Yes, he’s two, but still LOL) and I was so proud of him bc of all the good things his teacher had to say. I definitely want to make sure I am helping him reach his potential. You never know, you may have a politician on your hands and it all started with a recitation contest!
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