Friday, 9 June 2017

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I can't recall why, and I suspect there was a good reason for it, but when we were little we went to a primary school outside our catchment area.  Of course when it came to transferring to High School it meant watching all my friends go off together while I was literally the only pupil to go to my new school. Back then prior to moving schools there were no meet and greets, no taster days and no tours of the school. On the first day, I walked to school on my own, through the gates on my own and into assembly on my own. 

Thankfully things have changed a lot since then. Thomas went for an 'interview' at his High School last night. It was just a basic 10 minute meet and greet while the teacher went though their rule book/expectations with him. It was very friendly and covered the usual uniform, homework, bags, PE kit, mobiles etc. There is also a taster day on 4th July when pupils spend a day at the school getting to know their form teacher and their way around. 

One of the rules for boys is no haircuts less than a number 2 in length. At the end of the interview the teacher asked Thomas if he had any questions. All he wanted to know was would the haircut rule apply if you've not got any because you've been ill - a little boy has just returned to his school having undergone chemotherapy.

I love my boy. He's not bothered about the uniform, bags, mobile phones etc. He's just bothered that a child, through no fault of his own, might get told off for not having long enough hair. 


        
xxx

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  1. I love that boy too! He's such a credit to you Suzanne.
    I was at primary school last night for an introduction evening. Our babies just keep growing. X

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    1. Aww thank you Jules. He really wanted to know the boy would would be OK - even though the lad isn't going to high school for another 2 years, bless him.

      I can remember going to Amy's introduction evening. It was so exciting getting all the phonics pages and instructions on how to do the movements and noises and being shown reading planners etc. We bought her uniform that night as well. it only seems like yesterday, you're right, they keep growing and very quickly as well. xx

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  2. That is so thoughtful. Bless him for putting others ahead of himself. He will go far.

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    1. He's lovely isn't he - but of course I am biased :) He likes to know exactly where he stands so although it's not a question I was expecting, it's just the sort of thing he needs to know. He can't abide injustice - it's just the way he is. xx

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  3. Thomas is a very caring boy, he will make someone a good husband in a few years.
    Hazel c uk

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    1. Thank you Hazel. He is definitely a lover not a hater and tends to see things in black and white, so the grey area of illness/loss of hair is exactly the sort of thing he'd be thinking about and would want clarifying on behalf of the boy. xx

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  4. What a beautiful young man.
    Such a credit to you Suzanne.
    Hugs-x-

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    1. Thank you Sheila, he really is a sweetie. Any injustice drives him crazy, he's one of the fairest children I've ever known and he'd want to make sure the boy was going to be OK. We had a little incident at school this week. Supply teacher grouped children together and he got put with some that just messed around. The teacher called them out and said they were all annoying him because they were messing about. He was livid when he got home because he'd been doing what he'd supposed to be, yet got tarred with the same brush. But that's life I suppose, sometimes you just have to learn how to deal with things like that, but he was not happy! xx

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  5. My goodness Suzanne, you must have done something right to raise such a thoughtful, caring son who's first thought was another boy who wouldn't be able to meet the required standard. He is becoming a wonderful young man.

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    1. I'd like to take all the credit Janice, but it's just who he is although we've brought them both up to see both sides of a story and other people's point of view so it probably stems from that. He is very cut and dried about a lot of things in life, there are few grey areas for him, so he definitely needed to know if the boy would be OK and the teachers would consider his personal circumstances. Bless him. xx

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  6. What a lovely thing to happen. He is a credit to you Suzanne.

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    1. He's a star isn't he Alison. He really is a caring and sensitive boy, sometimes I wonder if that's a good or bad thing these days. I really hope he never changes and the sad thing is he's probably going to learn the hard way that not everybody is the same as him. xx

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  7. That is so sweet of him to be so concerned about another child. Wish more people thought like him.

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    1. Wouldn't it be a better world Bless. Just a bit of consideration for other people, their feelings and their views and watching out for each other. Sounds so simple doesn't it yet it seems to elude so many. xx

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  8. How did I miss this? What a superb young human being you are raising x I hope his transition to High School goes smoothly xx

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    1. Aww thank you Rachel. I hope he settles in well. He's going with a lot of his friends and also quite a few friends will be there from his old school - if he remembers them that is. xx

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  9. You have very definitely done something absolutely right in raising your son! xx

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    1. Thank Sadie. I'm biased but he really is a very well mannered young man. Just hope it continues throughout his teenage years! xx

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