Hello to you! How are we today?
It's Alfie's last day at primary school today. Another milestone. He's ready to move on to secondary school. More than ready in fact, especially if recent 'king pin' behaviour is anything to go by. Thank goodness he behaves himself at school. A cracking report, and off the scale Sat's results suggest that he is diligent and works hard at school. He is a clever boy. He is competitive too, and seems to have inherited a fear of failure that runs in the family.
The counsellor in me sees a boy who struggles with his place in the world. Desperate to be all grown up, but still a little boy at heart. He often feels over-looked or unimportant, and this makes him unhappy. His unhappiness makes him lash out at times.
What does his Mum see? I'll be honest with you. Lately, he isn't very nice to be around, and I'm kind of dreading six weeks of running the gauntlet with him. We have had to be tough parents for the past couple of weeks. It's draining, and at the moment we can't see any positive results from it. I just hope that our laid back plans for summer holiday fun will restore a bit of balance to Alfie.
He is a great kid. A brilliant brother to Olly. A brilliant brother to Sam, if Sam would only let him.
|Nursery sports day|
|First day at Infant School|
|Alfie and Sam (just before Olly)|
|Alfie playing rugby|
|Alfie with his first judo tab. He is now a green belt|
|Alfie and a two hour old Olly|
|Alfie and Olly rubbing noses|
|Alfie & Olly hanging out last summer holidays|
|Alfie driving the fishing boat|
Excuse the indulgence.
Alfie drives me crazy most of the time. We are like oil and water. But I look at these pictures, and he melts me. That expressive face of his. Those beautiful eyes. That twinkle within them.
Onwards and upwards Alf. Here's to a great summer holiday!