This is the first time I've joined in with this linky, I love the idea behind it, it just happens to fall on the same day as my Reasons to be Cheerful post. Writing 2 posts in one day feels a bit greedy!!
I had the time to write 2 this week though, so I thought I would share my Loud and Proud moments this past week.
One of the things that I'm proud of, this past week, is a bit of an odd one. Since starting the local Comprehensive, RJ has struggled. The change in routines, the change in size of the school. Just everything, really.
Since he's started, there have been numerous phone calls, some meetings, to try and help him to settle in. I'm almost on first name terms with the school Secretary (who, by the way, is the only unhelpful person there).
He is always forgetting something in the morning. As much as I try to help him, I can't always see if he's got his tie on, or if his lunch card is in his wallet. The school have been helping, encouraging him to join clubs, finding him quiet places to go.......... and it seems to be paying off. Last week was the first week, since he started, I didn't receive a phone call!
No call, nothing forgotten. Even better, his mood is improving. He's relaxing, he's happier. I am so proud of him, and how he is adapting to his difficult new surroundings.
I know it's an odd thing to be proud of, no school phone call, but I am.
Proud moment number 2, comes from little A. I've touched on this once, in another post, but this week was his school nativity/play. He has always struggled to join in with these, they are too noisy, too many people etc, etc.
Please bare in mind, this beautiful child of mine didn't speak until he was in nursery. At the time we were told he may never speak properly. We were learning Makaton and using pictures, to communicate with him.
This week, not only did he join in, he was a narrator!
He had one line to say, and he stood up alone and said it. With his, oddly, American accent, he said it.
He stimmed his way throughout the concert, rocking and muttering to himself. He still stayed all the way through the concert, smiling and joining in.
It's the first year he has managed that. Definitely something to be proud of.
Like all the bloggers that join in this linky, I am always proud of my boys, but that doesn't mean I can't shout out about it sometimes!