Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Mummy meme. And Proud Mummy Moment.

 I was tagged in this one by the fantabulous Bodfortea, who was tagged in a Mother's Day Meme by Not my year off. It was originally created by Loretta over at More Than A Mum who thought it would be a nice way to celebrate Mother's Day by answering some questions. And why not? So here goes…

Describe Motherhood in three words
joyful, thought-provoking, fulfilling

Does your experience differ from your mother’s – how?
She had three of us!  There is just the boy.  We had a rural upbringing but she was at work from me breing 6 weeks old.  The AC has an urban upbringing :-( but I was home for the first 2.5 years of his life. :-)))

What’s the best thing?
Seeing him laugh after everything he has been through.

How has it changed you?
I'm more chilled out, less self-centered, more interested in the environment, more broody (pointlessly so :-((  ) and a nicer person.  I'm also more tired, more financially aware, and more concerned with my future and his future.

What do you hope for your children?
That he grows up to be strong and brave and not affected by a traumatic first 7 years, that he has a loved filled happy relationship with someone who we all get along with (and grandchildren.....I wants them!)

What do you fear for them?
Fee-paying NHS, lack of real books, loss of a partner, an inability to make commitment

What makes it all worthwhile?
Him. His cuddles, his smile, his love of J, his delight in achievement, but mostly his "I love you".

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In other news........

The AC was very proud yesterday to be scoring an 3C in writing, a 3B in maths, and a 4C in reading.  The 3C was the most important to him as it is something he has always struggled with.  In Y1 and Y3 he had small group help with his writing, and has been below national expectations for that in most of his school career.  I know that a lot of that had to do with Rich's death, but because his maths and reading were already above, it didn't make a huge difference to those scores.  And I didn't give a damn about scores anyway! However, this Autumn, he hit National expectations.  Spring, he hit National expectations again.  That confirms it!  Whilst I know that being a while level above National expectations in reading and being on the Gifted and Talented programme is amazing and brilliant and all those things, the amount of work that he has put into improving his writing makes me proudest of this one.  He didn't give up, he didn't roll over and say "Oh well, I'm no good at writing" and leave it there.  He worked and focused and achieved.

You may now take one of the buckets full of tomatoes from over there *points* and throw them at me for being such a proud mummy.  I love my boy.

1 comment:

bod for tea said...

Yay! Congratulations on his persistence, you have every right to be proud *uses tomatoes to make a sauce instead* :D