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Posted 9:00 AM on Wed-4-Jul-2012
They (whoever 'they' are) say kids grow up fast. 'They' just happen to be right. This year for The Legend in particular has been a very fast growing year. One of the fastest since that first busy year of milestones when he was teething, solidsing, talking, walking etc.

The Legend has always been close by my side. Right from tiny. Granted he did get a heck of a lot of one on one right up until age three when Pocket came along. But he was a little different than the other kids, he suffered from anxiety. At first we just put it down to being clingy or separation anxiety, those regular things which the majority of kids do from time to time during their development. It didn't let up for The Legend though, and right up until recently the very mention of some things would send him in to an anxious spin.

Without pushing him, this year we've decided that age seven is big enough to start doing some things by himself. Things that regular confident, un-worrisome kids do naturally. It had to be small steps to start with, of course. Firstly was things like ordering his own dinner from the waitress when we were out for dinner; going with him to the teacher but asking the teacher questions himself if he had something he was stuck on with his homework. Then, asking the teacher by himself while I stood at the classroom door. Once he got the confidence to do that, I started waiting outside the classroom door while he put his bag away and his chair down. Then came walking across the crossing by himself and to his classroom, which is slowly becoming walking right around the corner by himself and across the crossing with a friend if one happens to be arriving and being dropped off as we get over the first road. A couple of times even walking right from our letterbox with a mate and his family all the way to school.

And then there was last night. A super proud Mummy moment, when The Legend stayed the night at his mates place for the very first time. He did it. He really really did it. Without me. Without even a phone call. He did it.

He has grown up so much this year. Just a little push in the right direction, and a truck load of courage from him and he's now finding the world is his oyster. Mum's always here, just sometimes not in the line of sight.

Go JO!
Posted by GoMummyJo


Comments (2)
ekubo - 4:16 PM on Wed-4-Jul-2012  
well done the legend!
I've got an anxious nervy one since the quakes upset our little world and we're in the middle of the same process. It's gradually working but there's a wee way to go before he'd be happy to stay over at a friend's place.
MumBum - 2:33 PM on Wed-4-Jul-2012  
That's awesome stuff! I had the opposite problem with my big boy... doing everything by himself! Wish he had been a bit more cautious!


   
 
 
 
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