When you were a kid the six-week holiday would seem forever and consisted of lie ins and going out with your friends do activity’s and causing trouble…or that was just me.
If anyone has read mine or Cheryl’s blogs you will know all about Harry our eldest son.
Harry isn’t your typical boy he is his own person, he like things clean and tidy, he likes to learn new things in and out of school and is very timid, shy, naive and was nervous about most things.
When Harry started senior school he had problem right of the bat, because he was so small and looked vulnerable people took advantage of that and he was an easy target for bullying.
We had changed his school a few times before we found the right on where he settled down, made some new good friends who all had the same interests and we started to see him grow.
He soon was winning awards and being picked for things like university.
The six weeks holiday was upon us a brand and with this brought a brand new Harry right before our eyes.
Now I don’t know what changed in him maybe its hormones or the alignment of the moon and stars or whatever but he changed and he changed fast.
The first thing was Harry seemed to lose all fear over night, now this is a boy who was scared of his own shadow at one point but now he’s looking after the babies more, clearing gardens, killing spiders even picking up dead mice for the neighbours when their cat brought in a lovely gift for them.
Who is this boy?
Nothing was too much for him, anything asked of him was done straight way with no questions asked.
Harry has always been into tech and was wanted to decorate his bedroom so like any normal teenager me and his mom was fully expecting not only to pay to do it but do all the work.
But that’s not how it played out at all!
He starts advertising on Facebook for work he can do to earn his own money at the age of 14 and the response he got was overwhelming about how he was doing this off his own back.
HE was offered some work helping redecorate a house and he worked his little socks off all day and was so pleased to have earned his own money at the end of the day to go towards his new room.
Now he is getting all sorts of offers for work for babysitting to dog watching and its all because he wants to be independent.
I’m so so proud to watch this young boy grow into a young man over the space of six weeks
As a parent you have proud moments and this is defiantly one of them, I have always said that young man will change the world and each and every day he just shows me that he’s more than capable of doing it.
Watch out world because here he comes!
Daddy Giraffe x