The really wonderful thing about this is, even though it’s different each time, everyone still really likes it! Phew! Thank goodness for that, they’re my best recipes.
|I wonder if I can sell them?|
L.. is 13; he is a very serious guy but a real talker. Older in his attitudes than a Tory initiative, he asks serious questions like the one from the last posting. He works, really hard, he has a paper round at weekends’, helps in a shop once a week, and sweeps a car park twice a week, he gave the newsagent his number and covers any absence on week day rounds, getting up very early to do it, and he’s a bit of an entrepreneur. He washes your car for a fee and recently decided there was money in dog walking so advertised his services on the local Gumtree (to be fair an idea he nicked from a cousin, but still!), very enterprising and very lucrative too! He loves people, plays soccer for an u14’s team, (he’s a lefty so nearly always plays), he cycles miles at a time, and thinks nothing of cycling 8-10 miles, regularly doing just that to visit a cousin, who has never done the same. He is, to coin a phrase “as fit as a butchers dog”. He’s the fulcrum of teenage events, everyone knows him and it seems likes him, he’s “one of the guys”. He is good at school, not Einstein, but consistent and at a good level in most subjects and in one or two very good indeed. Despite all this though he does lack just a little in self confidence at times, for the sake of the world and Richard Branson, maybe not such a bad thing.
|Drawn age 8|
S…. is 9; he is quiet, intense and can concentrate better than a juice extraction factory. I’ve not met a child that can focus so intently for so long. His passion is insects but his interests include all of nature, and anything that fly’s, writing about all these and drawing them as well, in extraordinary detail sometimes. He reads voraciously and is in love with knowledge, (at the moment it’s White Fang by Jack London). His questions invariably have me scuttling to Google to maintain the guise of the all knowing Dad! He has taught
|See those tree’s Dad?
I can climb them. I can!
C…. well he’s 8; he is “THE HUMAN DYNAMOHHH!” This boy would leave Chuck Norris begging for mercy if he was his sitter. He is a Boy with a capital B every time. This child wastes no time, if something’s in the way, go through it, it takes too long to go round. His life is about experience, he does everything physical with full out gusto, when he runs its as fast as he can every time, if he’s jumping its higher every time, if he’s climbing (Oh boy! and he does climb!), it’s further than anyone ever! Everything about his life is Fun and he has the most incredible imagination, this of course means he tells the most outstanding stories about his adventures, they’re based in truth but somehow the hill down the lane from the house becomes a mountain and the pond becomes a lake, cats are always as big as tigers and the time he saw a fox it turned into Sirius Blacks animagus but bigger and SPIDERS! Ha! He winds his brother up all the time saying he’s found a bigger spider than him! The scale of his world is breathtaking, I adore it. I get raised eyebrows from some for letting him explore the world at his age,(I’ve been letting him for a while) but to be honest the world he inhabits is his and he is King of it so, off you go my liege. He’s the leader of the gang and has a knack for drawing other quieter children out of themselves having made one wee man near here a very different boy by befriending him, much to his mum’s delight. He knocks at the door every weekend asking for him even though he knows it’s every other, it is very cute.
Gotta Love ‘em!