Sunday, 1 July 2012

Naughty Pirates & Better Behaved Graduate

My son wrote this 'story' for me when he was very little and I recently came across it again. Reading this story about pirates and what they can do to you(!) it's hard to imagine that little boy - who was, by the way, the naughtiest child I've ever had to deal with - is now 21 and will be graduating this week with a 2:1 in Politics & International Relations. Who'd have thought it? *whispers* 'Not me!'

I'm incredibly proud and my outfit is hanging up ready for our flight to the mainland. Sister, daughter and mother have been given instructions on: How to work the toaster; when and how much to feed Divadog; to look out for the postman because Divadog particularly hates his bicycle; and a million other concerns. As if any of them have no idea what to do when I'm away? Which they do, but they just let me waffle and probably take no notice at all. I'm only away for a few hours for pity's sake! I thinks I'm probably just a little over-excited.

13 comments:

Faye said...

What a happy time, Debs. And how fortunate you are to have the precious memento of naughty boy now well grown. Enjoy your time with him and let things sort out as they will at home. The mail carrier probably needs to be rattled a bit. :-)

Michelle said...

Enjoy your trip to the wonderful Reading University. I remember my graduation there like it was yesterday...unfortunately it was actually 1994!!
Hope it is a very special time for you, enjoy being a very proud mum
Michelle xxx

Jenny Woolf said...

What a dear little piece, I can see why you kept it! I do treasure these things that children do.

Chris Stovell said...

Congratulations to your son - you'll be bursting with pride at the ceremony (take some tissues is my advice!).

Love the story - I treasure a little booklet made by one of my girls called 'Mother Hen Lob (sic) her Chick'!

Rosemary Gemmell said...

I do love children's early attempts at creativity, Debs! Have a wonderful time at the graduation and be proud - it's a lovely validation of a parent's job well done!

Talli Roland said...

Aw, look at that story!

Congrats to your son, and I hope you enjoy the graduation!

D.J. Kirkby said...

Awwww how lovely you kept that story all these years. Hope you have a fabulous time and that Divadog leaves the poor postman alone.

Debs Carr said...

faye - thanks. I love these notes/pictures/stories the children wrote when they were small. So funny.

michelle - thank you. I've come across so many ex-Reading Uni people over the past three years. I think he was very lucky to be able to attend such a great uni.

jenny - thanks, it is rather sweet, isn't it. Little devil that he is!

chris - love the sound of that booklet, how lovely.

Will be wearing waterproof mascara!

rosemary - thank you so much. I do feel incredibly proud of him.

talli - thank you. You've got this all to come!

DJ - thank you. I hope the naughty Divadog behaves in my absence. Rob is more concerned about the dog behaving while we're away than anything else.

Anna Scott Graham said...

Big congrats to you all! Have a lovely time... :)))

Flowerpot said...

What a lovely memento - and enjoy your special day!

Mama J said...

How cute is that story?

As long as everyone knows how to use the toaster and the tap, they'll be fine.

Melissa Marsh said...

Oh, congratulations to your son! And I think it's wonderful that you kept his story on pirates. :) I hope you had a terrific time and celebrated!

Deborah Carr (Debs) said...

Thanks, ladies. I still can't believe he's grown up and now finished university! It's all happened so quickly.