Very Proud Mummy. My 10YO boy has been elected onto the school council, voted for by other students. *Beaming*
— Sarah (@puffindiaries) October 18, 2013
Proud mum again. Youngest was in a concert last night and recited a poem, from memory, which he did beautifully even if I do say so myself.
— Sarah (@puffindiaries) October 20, 2013
So Stig put himself forward for school council and after an initial vote, it came down to him and another child. He had to prepare a speech, informing other students why he would be a good council member and what policies he’s like to bring in. I let him do it himself and then helped him to fine tune it, but it really was all his own work. Once he’d presented his speech the children voted for their favourite candidate. He had to wait a couple of days before the results were announced, I know he was nervous. However the news was good and he is now on the school council and he’s as pleased as punch and I’m beaming with pride.
Tink volunteered his services for a concert on Saturday night. Children, who wanted to be involved, were asked to select an amusing poem that they’d like to recite. Keen to do his bit, raising money for a school in Africa, Tink selected The Walrus and the Carpenter by Lewis Caroll, which apparently came to his notice through a volume of Lemony Snicket. It’s a long poem so some verses were chosen and he then went about memorising them. As the concert approached I could tell he was anxious, increased rudeness and a general decision to be difficult at every point is key indicators that this little boy is struggling. On the Friday night, worried he didn’t know his words he suggested “I don’t think I should do it mummy”. I reassured him that he would do well and then worried myself silly about how much he was worrying. Anyway Saturday night he was a star, even with all his worries and doubts he stood up and presented his poem beautifully, even if I do say so myself.
So yes we had two big achievements over the weekend, definitely special moments for the #Memorybox.