My Extraordinary Kid

Lazy summer, where are you? It’s been a long week with both the girls being ill. Desmonda Drama even had to miss the entire week of summer school because of two different infections. And then on top of that, she had a morning of testing that we couldn’t cancel. Of course, I am in tatters but she is still tearing around the house with a smile on her face.

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That kid. She is something else.

I think all parents have those moments when they think “I created this!” Sometimes those moments are said in despair, and Desmonda Drama has those. I am pretty sure she bought a ticket on the Backtalk Express with her allowance and she’s not called Desmonda Drama for nothing.

But most of the parent “I created this” moments are about amazement.

And when I look at Desmonda I am often filled with wonder at her resilience and joy. It is such a contrast to her stormy sister and, admittedly, moody parents. Since she came out of the womb, she has been a fighter. And while that quality annoys the heck out of me when she’s fighting me on requests like cleaning her room or eating something besides fruit, it is part of what makes her extraordinary.

In case she forgets, or I forget, this video is a lovely reminder of how wonderful she really is.

Now I know your kid is just as extraordinary as mine. Don’t miss this chance from Stanford Children’s Health to make a video for them. The process is super simple. It prompts you to share what makes your kid special and then upload a photo for each prompt.

Doctors and the health community are a huge part of my daughter’s childhood and the progress she has made has been helped so much by their support. I adore Stanford Children’s Health for providing this service and giving every parent a small way to support their kid. They know what makes your kid extraordinary isn’t just the hard times or big moments. It’s the little things and the everyday celebrations. The small moments that maybe only you see and quietly celebrate every day.

Stanford Children’s Health and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford has been the top-ranked children’s hospital in Northern California for over a decade. They are committed to providing extraordinary care for healthier happy lives for every extraordinary kid.

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

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