Last night was Josephs' quarterly report update from his nursery. The fact that 8 months have passed since his last report wasn't lost on anyone, including the staff!
That aside, we sat ourselves down on very small chairs to discuss J's progress to date. The good news is that he seems to be thriving. He's a happy, confident child who respects others and is also respected by his peers. His speech, language and basic writing skills are all coming along very nicely thank you. There was a great moment where his key worker said, ".... and he can count from 1 to 10 with a little help". With that J counts up to 12 super fast ........ in French! She was quite surprised you could say!!
The frightening bit is that while we were sat there listening, it suddenly dawned on me that this is it! This is the start of J's progression through the education system. It starts at nursery, he moves to primary school in September and then he has at least 12 years of relentless study, homework, reports (detentions??), etc until he is a young adult. If university degrees are still worth the paper they're written on in 15 years time then it is likely he'll be going down that route too!
Crumbs! 20 odd years of learning stretched out in front of him and he has no idea as yet! Poor little so and so, not to mention his little sister close behind him!
Whatever happens Poops, you did damn well at nursery my boy.
We're very proud of you!!