My Finn.

By alison May 3, 2007 16 Comments 2 Min Read

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You know how you quietly suspect your babba is special and you tell him a million times a day? But taking compliments on his behalf feels akin to nodding enthusiastically when someone tells you, you are beautiful? You can’t quite believe they are talking about you, so you brush it aside, just as when it comes to kids there is the teeniest little suspicion inside you that it is entirely possible that your child has been blessed with the kind of face or temperament that only a Mother could love, and you my Sweetheart could be that very Mother…

Today when I went to pick Finn up from nursery, his teacher took me aside and said "We wanted you to know what a very special little boy, Finley is." And I smiled and said "Why thank you, but haven’t you noticed his face is always dirtier than the other kids?", and she smiled and said  "Not only is he unusually bright and inquisitive for his age, but  he is kind  and thoughtful too and these are qualities we don’t see often in children today."  And I laughed and said "Bet you don’t see many snotty noses like his either?", and she laid her plump, Motherly hand on mine and said, "Miss May, he is a rare child, a very rare child indeed."

And I pulled my sunglasses over my eyes and squeezed her hand and wondered why nursery teachers always smell of biscuits, and hugged my rare baby bye bye and ran out of school quite the proudest mommy on the planet. 

A rare child. My rare child.

Oh do accept my apologies for showing off in this fashion. I feel like telling the whole wide world…

(P.S: He is having his  "precious  curls" trimmed for the first time in the morning and I suspect the hairdresser may discover for himself what a rare child Finley is too. Expect blue murder.)

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16 Comments

  1. Amy says:

    awww that is so sweet!

  2. Gayla says:

    Oh, how wonderful. I know exactly how you feel! He is perfectly wonderful, and I adore his little self so much from afar. I always show Gerred his pictures.. Our little buddy from England… Hugs and you better tell us all the compliments given… We love to dote on "our" Finn!

  3. Gayla says:

    Oh, how wonderful. I know exactly how you feel! He is perfectly wonderful, and I adore his little self so much from afar. I always show Gerred his pictures.. Our little buddy from England… Hugs and you better tell us all the compliments given… We love to dote on "our" Finn!

  4. Claudette says:

    Not being a child person (I knew fom the age of 10!),I can only say he is one of the few children that has struck something within me. We chose to have a cocker spaniel instead, our "son" Alfie! As I said before, Finn is your gift, prize, trophy from the powers that be, for a less than harmonious union. You are blessed to have such a unique son. Remember he is what he is, partly because of YOU. Those girls are going to be queueing round the block. Fun times ahead!

  5. Elizabeth says:

    I am partial to little guys as I am a Mom to 2 teenage boys, but your little man is adorable ! I love that grin and the mischief is those eyes. I miss those days, enjoy him !

  6. Elizabeth says:

    I am partial to little guys as I am a Mom to 2 teenage boys, but your little man is adorable ! I love that grin and the mischief is those eyes. I miss those days, enjoy him !

  7. Josee says:

    He is a total cutie!
    Josee

  8. Jaimie says:

    How nice of his teacher to share that with you. I don't think any parent can ever tire of hearing sincere, heartfelt praise of their child.

  9. Jaimie says:

    How nice of his teacher to share that with you. I don't think any parent can ever tire of hearing sincere, heartfelt praise of their child.

  10. Gena says:

    He is adorable! but his good manners and obvious charms are down to his very special Mummy!

  11. judy says:

    You must be SO proud!
    Thanks for sharing that. Sometimes I look at my 16 month old grandson and wonder…
    …does anyone ELSE care about little boys these days?

  12. Benita says:

    He definitely is so adorable and its nice when someone else confirms our feelings that our little one is the most precious thing on earth!

  13. Benita says:

    He definitely is so adorable and its nice when someone else confirms our feelings that our little one is the most precious thing on earth!

  14. Camilla from Sweden says:

    He is sooo adorable, your son!!!
    I found your blogg on Google when I was lokking for å picture of someone who is ill…
    I loooove your pictures…
    Have a great day with your son!

  15. Rob says:

    He is gorgeous, looks very mischevious, but intelligent and thoughtful, a special little boy indeed. Just like his mother.

  16. Rob says:

    He is gorgeous, looks very mischevious, but intelligent and thoughtful, a special little boy indeed. Just like his mother.

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