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Friday, October 07, 2011


In the car Small Sprog taunts his sister "You've got no friends!" He says. She says something suitably scathing to him and he makes a face back at her which she doesn't see.

She has large group of quite close girl friends and she has worked hard to get to where she is. She is shy and knew no one whatsoever when she started her school 3 years ago. Now though, she seems happy with her lot, she has a nice group and they have a place somewhere in the middle of the school pecking order; all is well with the world. However, there are no boys. Her little group have resorted to 'marrying' each other on Facebook just so their status doesn't say 'single'! She may be feeling she is 'on the shelf' but I am more than happy I can tell you. On the other hand though, Small Sprog is keeping his end up (if you will excuse the pun!)

I noticed him carrying around a bit of paper yesterday evening. It was a little tatty, but I noticed he was squirreling it away rather than binning it. I didn't ask him about it, just in case.

At bedtime I went into his room to say goodnight and he was all tucked up. As I pottered around sorting out his man habit of hanging clothes up on the floor, he nipped out of bed saying "I just found this in my drawer"
"What have you got?" I ask as I notice it's the bit of paper he's been carting around all evening.
"This" He says, carefully unfolding the paper.

He is smiling proudly. There, drawn in 'Manga' style, was a brilliant drawing of him in his school uniform, waving. It was the sort of wave he does which is somewhere near his shoulder shrug, the one he does when he's not sure what to do, the one that works really well for him. It was a great likeness. "That's a fab drawing" I say to him "Who drew it for you"
"Shania" He says, all proud and a little shy.
"She's a good artist, it looks just like you" I say. He's holding really tight to it, I can see there's writing on the back but I can tell he's not going to offer up that bit for inspection.

I find him some Blue Tack and he fixes it onto his wall next to the frog photos, as I wonder if it would be really out of order to read the back of it when he's gone to school tomorrow.

He plops back into bed happily. I am glad he wanted to share his picture, he looked so proud, I don't think any one's done anything nice like that for him before. "You ought to make her something" I say, thinking that he'll not like the idea. However he says "Yes, I thought I'd make her a model, but it might get squashed on the way to school"

Gosh, I thought later, Perhaps he's a bit smitten (goodness me I am using words that my mum would use!). Then I spend the rest of the evening hoping his soft little heart doesn't get broken too easily.


Maggie May said...

Its like walking on eggshells when you know your children just might get hurt!
Lovely story.
Are you going to tell us what was on the back of the drawing?
Maggie X

Nuts in May

Furtheron said...

now my son I've never had a worry about - but then he was dumped in a park in London one day a couple of years back, he gave the chocolates he had bought as a gift to a homeless guy!!! Then met us and quickly resolved to live his life his way... he is now in a new long term relationship with a lovely girl... who knows...

My daughter - oh boy whole other story!!!! Once they start this there is a part of your heart caught up in their relationships - odd that feeling, very odd

nick said...

A budding romance is always exciting, isn't it, whether it's Small Sprog or Auntie Mabel. And how romantic to be given a special drawing. So did you peek at the back?

Rob-bear said...

Oh, how terribly sweet this is. Sprog is a cutie. Annoying, but a cutie, nonetheless. And a picture of him.
"Awesome," Is the word, I think.

Steve said...

Tis always nice to be liked... I'm pleased for them both that they so obviously are.

cheshire wife said...

Small Sprog is a sweetie. Shania is a lucky girl.

BS5 Blogger said...

That was a really lovely post for both SS and TG. The middle of the pecking order sounds a comfortable place.

Rose said...

So sweet that SS shared this with you. I have a feeling his wall will soon be covered with drawings:)

Looking for Blue Sky said...

Lovely story, but I want to know what is written on the back too :)

Suburbia said...

Im ashamed to say I did look when he was at school, couldn't help myself! However it was a very sweet message saying she hoped he liked it. No silly hearts and flowers stuff. Made me smile.

DD's Diary said...

Dying to know what was on the back! I love the way you are so sensitive to your children's feelings. Hope all goes well with the romance x

this is my patch said...

All I seem to be thinking is aah, so sweet! I don't think I would've read what was on the back though! x

Liz Hinds said...

Ah bless him.