One that I keep to myself
when away from immediate family.
I am not ashamed. In fact, I am quite proud.
I keep my secret to myself because of how it makes others feel.
My daughter is smart. Very smart. I am not saying this just because she is my daughter. I am not saying this so I can write a "my kid is better than yours" post. That's how she is.
She has always excelled in school. Homework has always been a breeze. A few teachers have told me she does things above her grade level.
I realize my daughter is different when I talk about these things to friends. Their child may struggle with certain subjects. Homework may take hours. I don't meant to compare our children. I don't mean to make them feel disappointed. But that is what happens.
Their child may get in trouble for not doing their work. My child gets in trouble for finishing her work too fast and drawing on her desk because she is bored.
I am incredibly proud of my daughter. I will continue to challenge her and push her to her full potential. I will try to work with her teacher so we can avoid future punishments.
But sometimes guilt makes me keep my proud secret to myself.