My Dearest Joshua
This year seems to have flown by without the time really registering it.
I looked over at you in the playground a couple of weeks ago and found myself being shocked at just how much you have grown without me even realising it.
I have had to replace all your clothes too a few weeks ago as your legs are outgrowing your body and you are soon going to be taller than me, Your little old Mum.
Back in September you started Beavers and normally you would have been rather timid and anxious at starting something new. Instead you took it all in your stride and never battered an eyelid that first evening when I said I wasn’t going to stay and you would be there on your own.
You have been a super Beaver and are so eager to put more and more work in to getting your badges. The day you came home with your cooking badge you were so proud I thought you might cry with happiness.
Over this last 6 months I have noticed you are no longer my sensitive sausage but someone who cares deeply and takes more and more in his stride. You are no longer anxious, quiet or even scared at new things in fact you relish the challenge.
Joshua you have made me so very proud with how you have settled into your new class with your new school teacher. You do however drive me utterly insane with your contact counting of your class dojo points. But if that’s all I have to worry about this school year I am taking that as a win.
Over this last year you have had an annoying yet magical obsession with countries and cities and you have learned every country and city of the world to the extreme. I’m just pleased your obsession has been something worth learning instead of the latest craze or fad.
You have also developed a love of being outdoors, on your bike, playing football and your newest craze has been learning to use a skateboard!
This last 6 months I know it has been hard for you while I have been working from home so many hours and you have been so patient with me and with Jacob. I vow to you Joshua that I will get the work/home balance back on an even keel so we can have lots more fun and it not be so boring.
Little guy you make me so proud and can’t wait to see what the next half of being 6 entails for you.