Brown/Blue Spotty

23 January 2012

January Review

The last couple of weeks have been full of ups and downs ~ lots going on, new things to start, teenage milestones, work, exam results, parcels in/parcels out, new cars (not me - the LM), late Christmas party, sewing days etc on top of all the usual daily routines.
GB1 had a birthday the week before last, on Friday 13th!, actually, he was born Friday 13th ~ that should have given me a clue that he could turn out to be hard work.  He's now old enough to drive ~ how did that happen?  He gets this mention today as he made me a very proud Mum last week.  Completely out of the blue on Thursday he asked for a lift to a hall nearby so that he could attend a blood donor session.  I took a book with me but spent much of the time observing GB1 and the way he conducted himself ~ like a real proper grown up person.  The staff made a bit of a fuss over him, I think because they don't often get 17 year olds volunteering, hopefully that will encourage him to continue donating in the future.

GB2 deserves a mention too ~ back in November he had one of the modular exams for maths and received his results the first week of term ~ A* ~ brilliant achievement!  I also had an opportunity to observe him at a recent school meeting ~ it's time for him to be thinking about the subjects he will take at A Level starting in September. Again, how did that happen, it seems that you just have to blink and the whole of their childhood is gone.  He was quite well prepared, asking pertinent questions of the tutors to gather the information he needs to make his choices.

We all, from time to time, would like our children to behave differently.  Having seen the GB's in "action", taking control of their own lives, making informed choices and conducting themselves like well mannered young men ~ how could I possibly have any reason to complain?

Last weekend was the first hermitting session of the year - I was limited with what I was able to achieve and will show you my progress soon.

Happy Monday.

Kate

11 comments:

Lesleyanne said...

Congrats to both of your boys. Look forward to seeing your stitching.

Mouse said...

oooo well done to you for bringing up your boys and making them into what they are today and credit for them in working hard and getting on with life to the full :)love mouse xxxx

butterfly said...

Congratulations to your boys, sounds like you have been busy.

jane said...

It's lovely to see them maturing and becoming adults isn't ( and a little bit sad too)

Joysze said...

They're a testament to your parenting, that's for sure. :D

The Crafts House said...

Its lovely to hear of your sons achievements..our children are our treasures aren't they..
Sandra

Julie said...

Sounds like you have 2 wonderful sons. Makes you feel old when your youngest makes you a nanny!

Barb said...

You have every reason to be a proud mum Kate, the years certainly fly by. Look forward to seeing what you managed to stitch over the weekend.

cucki said...

congratulations to both of your boys..
big hugs cucki xx

Patches said...

It's always heartwarming when we realize we raised good children

Nicola said...

Congratulations to both your children, giving blood is very important and can be a little scary the first time and A* is brilliant.

They do grow up far too quickly.