Another month is over and it is time for me to once again round-up all of your firsts. I started this series of posts because I have a type of epilepsy that affects my short-term memory. Quite simply if I don’t write it down I forget it. I don’t want to forget the moments that have brought a smile to my face, those that pulled at my heart-strings and even those that left me wanting to rip my hair out in frustration. So Harry, here are all your firsts for the month of January.
- Visited Ikea – and just like your Daddy you stuffed quite a few pencils in to your coat pocket to take home.
- Had a tent bed – bought from Ikea on the same trip as above. Secretly it was me that wanted one. I love tucking under it with you to read you a story at night. I just wish they did them to fit a double bed.
- Learnt international sign language – well, the one for lorry drivers anyhow. One of the ways to get to your school involves walking over a footbridge that takes you over the bypass. Daddy has taught you the international sign language to get lorry drivers to beep their horn. I remember doing the exact same thing on that bridge when I was a child. My smile then was probably as wide as yours now.
- Same height as a flamingo – that has got to be the most random first ever!
- Star of the week – for sounding out all of your words. You are not the most academic in class. In fact at Parent’s Evening the teacher skirted around it by describing you as polite and very good at tidying up! I know you are capable of doing well in class, you just choose not to. Creative play is your thing and you are very good at it. Unfortunately I am not aware of a GCSE in it. So, over the Xmas period you and I sat down nearly every day and practiced the list of words you had to learn. It was excruciatingly painful. However the reward was worth it when you came home with a proud grin on your face and a sticker on your jumper. I just want to know “where was mine?”
- Got promoted to big boys swimming class – I must admit it’s probably a little overdue, but if you talked less and swam more during the lesson then we would have got there a lot quicker.
- Won the award for “Player of the Week” at football – although when I sarcastically asked you why you had it you replied “for not giving up”. Boom. Mummy taken down in just four words.
Love you x