Thursday, 18 October 2012

He always makes me proud....

Over the spring break my hazel eyed boy woke up one morning and decided he wanted to build his own vegie patch... He is sooooo independent that he went outside and started to clear weeds and over a couple of days he built a very cool looking little garden... We took him to Bunnings for plants and he chose what he wanted... He is only 16 years old even though he gets mistaken for a 19 year old quiet often and I hear so many mums say it is so hard to raise teenage boys....well I must be one of the lucky ones... Don't get me wrong there are times when I have to pry him away from the computer keyboard and he procrastinates a lot when he has assignments due but he is a beautiful, loving, bright young man... This week he has decided he would like to be captain or a prefect in his senior year of school so even though he was beyond nervous he went off and did the speeches in front of 250 of his peers and then again in front of the full teaching staff.  No matter what happens with the vote I am proud of the fact he wants to stand up and be part of his last year at school... He is so easy to love and cherish...I am a blessed mum.


2 comments:

Lesley said...

I think it is really easy to stereotype all teenagers. When I had my first baby, I was told it was just luck that he was such an easy baby and the next one would not be the same. Wrong! Second boy was just as easy. Now, as the oldest one is doing his HSC, I feel incredibly blessed that neither one of them has caused a moment of real grievance or anxiety. It is actually really lovely to watch them grow into beautiful young men who have respect their parent's values and authority. Third baby, a girl, just the same, but as she is only 13, it is yet to be seen if she glides through her teenage years quiteas easily!
p.s. - I think I may have a pendant of yours given to me as a birthday gift!!

Maria said...

Such a lovely thing to hear/read. Congratulations to you. I have 2 boys 9 & 10 and I have no doubt that I will have no worries with them either.