Friday, November 17, 2006

The start of a new era...

Erik had his first half day today, and when I went to pick him up he didn't want to leave, and his new friend, Matilda didn't want him to leave either and was very keen for me to know he was really enjoying being at school (as if she was afraid I'd think he wasn't and would take him away)...

I'm SOOOOO PROUD of him!!! His teachers told me he had had a marvellous time, and Mrs P (not his main teacher, but the other teacher who shares the double room he's in, and who I REALLY like), said in a slightly surprised voice, "He did so well socially! He's getting on really well with the other kids and isn't shy at all" Maybe she thinks homeschooled kids can't possibly have had the opportunity to learn useful social skills, LOL...

Ms G (Erik's main teacher) was keen to know when he'd be back and when I mentioned that he'd already told me a couple of times he wants to go full time NOW, she said he was more than welcome to do that...

Picked up his uniform, hat and bag today too, and ordered Luey's (he was allowed to take his bag and hat home today though)... Also bought the boys some shorts and got Luey a plain navy short sleeved polo, so next week, when Erik wears his uniform, Luey won't feel left out...

Here they are in their bits and pieces looking soooo cute!

They HAD to have "stuff" to hang off their bags like the other kids... They didn't care that the stuff they chose was fluffy cutesy girl stuff...

Look at Erik's face, hahaha! He's so excited!!!


And the excitement continues!!!


On a more sober note...

As if to "test" this homeschooling mum, Erik tells me today that he did some writing... The assignment? To write something he does when he's good, and something he does when he's naughty... ARGH! OMG! His very first proper day and already stuff that grates on me... BUT he didn't seem at all phased by it, he was just excited that he got to write something, and quite happily wrote that when he is naughty he steals lollipops from my cupboard (something he and Luey did yesterday)... When he's good he walks across the road "very goodly" and long the street "very goodly"...

Oh my!

Anyway, he also told me two girls (Matilda and another girl who's name he couldn't remember) argued over who would get to be his "buddy", and he told them they both could be, that he didn't mind because he wanted them all to be friends.... Aaaawwww! What a diplomat he is already, hahaha! He rEALLY wants to go every day for the whole day... We might try a whole day next Friday and see how he goes, and then the following Friday and if he still wants to go everyday, then we're thinking of seeing what that would entail with regard to fees etc... It would only be for two or three weeks anyway, but might mean he gets a better chance to get to know the other kids...

1 comment:

Cabrissi said...

Aw, lookit how EXCITED they are! That expression on Erik's face is absolutely priceless, he looks like he's about to float right off the floor!!! LOL How cute is him being the diplomat with his friends too! :-) Boo to the 'naughty' junk though... ah well, I suppose a few words in school won't negate how he's lived a whole lifetime with you guys learning values.

Teenagers and the failing parent...