Almost there……

We spent this morning at my son’s primary school to be, he starts there on Monday. Today was the day he sat some literacy and numeracy tests to see where he was in his development. And I was the one full of nerves for him, but he sailed through it with the sheer confidence that comes from not knowing about tests. He loved the challenges, and though he did at times struggle with some things, he was just enjoying himself.

This beautiful carefree attitude is glorious. Imagine if we carried that into our lives, not caring if we failed, but instead we openly embraced the challenges. This is my lesson today, to just let go of my apprehensions and go with the flow, and enjoy learning for the sheer sake of it, not for what I think I should obtain from it.

Thank you my child, you’ve yet again taught your old mum another trick!


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3 thoughts on “Almost there……

  1. Grndma Chris January 30, 2013 at 11:45 am Reply

    Sounds like a great plan myself, thank him for pointing the way for all of us.

  2. Robert January 30, 2013 at 12:14 pm Reply

    Congrats to both of you on such an important day. The NSWTF have an advert series covering a teachers first day, but also a bit on a child’s. You might find it interesting.

  3. spicejac January 31, 2013 at 9:42 am Reply

    Great advert too – inspiring too…

    And I do believe that the young have a lot to teach us…especially about living in the now!

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