Have I told you what a trooper my Zachie boy is? I am so incredibly proud of how he is held himself together through some serious changes.
Not only did Zach leave behind the only life he remembers (living in Melbourne), he moved to Sydney, to a new school, joined new clubs and played new sports.. He finally made new friends (and some awful children too) when we (hubby and I) decided that he should change schools.
This wasn’t an easy decision. I really didn’t want to put him through the trauma of it again, but my gut was telling me it had to be done. Too many things were not making sense, were too hard, and our boy seemed to be disappearing. He was flying under the radar in terms of school work, the word ‘bullied’ was being thrown about.. it all just seemed WRONG.
I always say, the hardest decision to make, is usually the right one (meaning it pushes you out of your comfort zone, if it didn’t, it probably wouldn’t be such a hard decision)… and this was no exception.
After too-ing and fro-ing for weeks, (we loved the social aspect of the school) we did it, we ripped off the band-aid.
OMG, why didn’t we do it sooner? I hadn’t realised there was a weight on my little boys shoulders until I saw it lifting. After just one week of school, my little boy was back, and sooo happy.
A few days later, we found out he needed glasses. Kick a boy whilst he is down.. another big event to deal with. Many times I thanked our lucky stars he was at the new school.
Last week he told me ‘Mum, I can’t believe how fast the days go, now that I am happy’. I nearly cried.
But through it all, he has been such a trooper. I am super proud of how you have handled yourself Zachie Boy, many a boy your age would have fallen apart at the seams. Sure, there have been tears and tantrums – but you are made of tougher stuff than I thought.