Wednesday, September 05, 2012

Now we are six

It's been a big year.  It's been an odd year, actually with quite big chunks of stuff thrown in (more another day) - and now my little spud is 6.

He's not so little, as one might guess; at least not when compared with most of his school mates; next to whom he is a veritable tower of legginess.  Get him onto a crowded bus though and suddenly he's all tiny again; perspective matters when you're 6.

We got his first report card back in June; apparently he's a dreamer and doesn't listen to anything he's told.  Academically everything was fine and apparently he's a nice boy... until the day after the report card arrived when he was involved in a punch-up in the playground.  Short term it landed him 'on the wall' (a term I had completely forgotten about) for the rest of the last week of classes.  Long-term it probably gained him a best mate; anyway, luckily the report card came first.

I fretted about the report card for a while, because it's true, he is a dreamer who never listens; but then I went home and picked up all my old report cards... and, er... so anyway we're not so worried about him anymore. 

Although maybe we should be.

Anyway, we did some stuff this summer - stuff with our families, stuff with friends who are practically family.  We travelled, we hung out; er, and we played a lot of minecraft. 

So, after everything, Charlie turned 6 and just to prove it, he managed to crack his head open just like a real boy.  Then, yesterday morning, he took his glue head into his second year of school.  Year one, here we come.

7 comments:

Jennie Ferrara said...

Ahahaha, lovely about the report cards. I seem to recognize this from somewhere...

As always nice to follow along, in a world parallel to my own, though without the glue head :)

Actually Mummy... said...

Everything my kids guff up on I can trace right back to stuff I did - so I can't criticise either!

ba san said...
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Rob Clack said...

Did you leave ba san's comment so we could laugh at the computer-generated advertising trash?

Sparx said...

Ahahaha... Rob, I will now delete the comment - sadly it continues to be a massive year and I've only just got back to the page... thanks for coming by.

Jennie - I am well overdue a catch up with you as well, thanks for popping over.

Actually Mummy - this is very true, and hugely cringe-worthy... happens all the time when I look at my poor little boy and his lousy hereditary tendencies !!

thanks again everyone, lovely to see people on the blog.

Elsie Button said...

Great to see you again here, and happy belated birthday to Charlie! xx

Sparx said...

Belated thanks for this, Elsie! Trying to get back into this blogging thing...