I am so so very proud of DS today I could burst. At the end of last year he was complaining to me about a boy in his class 'I hate (let's call him Tom), he smells and he's so annoying- he's always following us around and giving us things'
Well of course I was heartbroken to hear that, and suspected he was repeating what someone else had said about this poor kid. Tom comes from a disadvantaged family and admittedly often doesn't smell the best. I told him I was so sad to hear him say that and asked him to be nice to Tom. I said he didn't have to be friends with him if he didn't want to, but to never say mean things about him and speak up if other kids did. Fast forward to today, and we are chatting about who he wants to invite to his birthday party next month. This year we're keeping it very small and he's allowed to invite 3 friends to come to Timezone. He named two best friends and Tom. I asked him if he really wanted to invite Tom as they aren't really friends and he said 'I know mum but he really wants to be my friend and he's a really nice boy'
Share your proud moments it's so lovely when you feel like you've done something right and raising them well!