A Proud Weekend


proudI did some showing off on twitter at the weekend…see.

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.

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  1. Alison Bates October 23, 2013 / 1:29 pm

    Fantastic – you must feel very proud indeed. Well done!

    • Ange October 23, 2013 / 1:45 pm

      Wow Sarah! a very proud mummy you should be!! I was welling with pride for you xxx

  2. Emma October 23, 2013 / 4:34 pm

    You must be v. proud of them both! Love that top pic as well! :)

  3. Caz Stone October 23, 2013 / 9:56 pm

    Huge achievements for both of them, and (it seems to me, who only knows what you write here) a real sign of their growing confidence. Which is a huge achievement for you.

    • thepuffindiaries October 24, 2013 / 2:00 pm

      Oh thank you, that’s very kind and supportive of you.

  4. Erica Price October 25, 2013 / 3:46 pm

    Well done to them both – some fabulous achievements.

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