It's been two weeks of half-term break and I am thrilled to see/feel how our son has 'matured'.
Last Friday we took him to a Thai restaurant. He was very well behaved, all things considered, and was most fascinated by the naked flame on our table.
Then he's learned to say things like, "O! Why are you wearing THAT?"
"What's wrong with what I'm wearing?"
"I've never seen it before. You look very nice in it."
From little things like taking his crockery back to the kitchen to making his bed without being told (though he sometimes forgets), he seems to be more in charge of himself.
There are still the signs of frustration when he is not able to cope with some things in life, but he's getting better all the time.
We often forget: he is only seven.
Any way, today (Wednesday) he came home asking me to write a note to his music teacher to say he does wish to perform on the clarinet for the children in the Junior School. On Thursday he discussed this with the teacher and decided that he would play Elvis Presley's "Love Me Tender".
He's not actually played this even for his clarinet tutor. So I think he is a very brave boy.
Piano exams around the corner. His sight-reading is still not brilliant but is improving. His exam pieces however seem to be 'over-practised'. He gets them wrong when we know he could get them right. So I am not hard on him when he does not bother to practise.
I am a bad mother!!