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Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Small Sprog starts Big School...

Yep, my baby, at Big School for nearly 2 weeks now. How time flies, it only seems like a few days since I heard the the midwife utter those unforgettable words "Mind his ear!" to the student nurse who was cutting the cord from around his neck. He seems to have had an early talent for producing 'moments'.

So off he goes to Big School, with his Big Bag on the Big Bus. I feel so old. How did all this time just rush by?

Anyway, how's he doing I hear you chorus? Well, so far so good. I almost don't want to say it in case it jinxes him, but, apart from not wanting to go every morning, he seems fairly happy! He's only admitted to being lost once and he says he still hasn't found the toilets yet, but I guess that's to be expected.

There is just one thing that seems to be happening to him which I didn't expect. He seems to be coping admirably with it, it is to do with girls...

Small Sprog has curly hair. Not the really tight curly sort, 'the gently wave into a curl' sort, and he likes it long ish. He also has a sister, now in year 10, at the same school. She has lots of girly friends. They think he's cute. Apparently he spends a lot of time surrounded by girls running their fingers through his hair and cooing at him. What a hardship! Funnily he doesn't seem to mind.

Apparently the other day he was outside with is mates at lunchtime while Tall Girl was in the dining hall. "Your brother's outside" says one of her friends.
"Oh" She says (I think she's secretly enjoying having him at school with her) "I'll just go out and see him"
"Can we come?" the others chorused, as they chased after her down the corridor.

Tall Girl even saw him surrounded by sixth formers at the end of last week, girls obviously. Then last night a friend of mine called round, who hasn't seen him for a long time and she ran her fingers through his hair too and practically screamed "Ooh, look at his hair!" She's 47! And today another girl told him she was in love with him, and that was on the bus before he even got to school!

Tall Girl thinks he's wearing 'Chocolate Linx'!

So how is he coping? With his usual enigmatic smile and a small shrug of his shoulders. The 'Smile and Shrug Amiably' method seems to get him everywhere, and anywhere, with most people, about anything. Long may it last (fingers crossed)


14 comments:

BS5 Blogger said...

You need to buy that boy a little old book for numbers....

What a dude.

Steve said...

If he's got the girls on his side he'll be sorted for life...! ;-)

nick said...

That's good that he's so popular with the girls. He's not one of those boys who sticks to other boys because he secretly finds girls a bit weird. His hair must be pretty amazing!

But he still hasn't found the toilets yet? Blimey, what does he do, hold it in all day?

Rob-bear said...

Ah! The Sprog is doing delightfully. So glad to hear he's made an appropriate entrance.
Next thing, he'll be getting his admirers to do his homework for him. But perhaps a bit early for that. Though one never knows.
Shrug and smile is a great approach to life.

Suburbia said...

Yes Nick, worrying isn't it!

Dicky said...

This post did make me smile. I saw a photo yesterday of my little grandson who started school this week. He looked so grown up.

What is it with young boys and chocolate lynx? LoL.

Furtheron said...

Sounds to me like he is made for life... lucky git! :-)

Liz said...

Wonderful. I'm very fond of long hair on men so I can see why it should make him so attractive.

Maggie May said...

He does sound gorgeous with that lovely wavy hair. So pleased that SS is doing so well and that is another worry that you can now chuck away!
Makes you feel a bit redundant, doesn't it?
Maggie X

Nuts in May

Looking for Blue Sky said...

Unexpected but lovely xx

Jennysmith said...

Lordy! Can't believe that little boy's at Big School.

That's nice he's got a big sister there, unfortunately mine don't , as Daughter's at a girl's school. Its a shame as I think he misses out.

Hope it goes well for Small Sprog!
xxxx

Rose said...

No wonder he just shrugs and smiles when you ask him how school is going--he must feel good about himself with all the girls attracted to him! I don't think you'll have to worry about Small Sprog at all. Glad to hear all is going well with him.

Kitty said...

Awwww, bless him :D What a star. My son starts a 'big school' next year - we are doing Yr 6 now (big fish, small pond). I think mine will do ok - the girls seem to like him too. (I do think having a big sister gives them an advantage in 'how to handle women' stakes). :) x

Suburbia said...

Yes Kitty, perhaps they should get together and write a book!