Tyler, my youngest son who is 6 years old and he makes me proud every day. However, recently he’s been stepping out his comfort zone and for that he is making me incredibly proud. He’s louder spoken than my oldest, but he’s very shy. Not liking being centre of attention, Tyler shy’s away from being picked for games and does not like being on stage. He loves to sing and dance and is so funny, but needs to be with people he knows and no one looking at him. Two weeks ago, I had tears in my eyes watching him on stage at the church with the rest of his class at the harvest festival. He wasn’t looking forward to it, but Tyler got up there, said his two, long lines, loud and proud. He also sang and danced his little heart out. I couldn’t have been prouder of my wee dude.
Here he is dressed in rainbow colours before the show. At school in general he is going great, his teacher said he was one of the mature ones despite being one of the youngest. He has a great group of friends and is doing really well in his work. He’s not the biggest fan of school and especially not homework. Tyler would much rather stay at home with his soft toy friends and stay in his pj’s. He loves nothing more.
One of both my husband and I proudest Tyler moment recently is that he is learning to swim. He was terrified of the water and wouldn’t put his face in, but both he and his brother have been getting private swimming lessons together and really are coming on leaps and bounds. Look at this face after his lesson? The first thing he does is fix his hair. He’s obsessed.
One of Tyler’s favourite things to do is bake and cook, he’s my wee buddy and we’ve been doing lots together. I will be blogging about that soon. We watch the great British Bake off and it’s the only tv show he watches. Football is also his passion and he loves nothing more than playing with his brother and dad. He is also a great big brother to his sister, he’s patient with her, teaching her different thing and playing with her. Many heart melting moments when he’s been reading to his sister in bed.
Over the summer he learnt to ride his bike confidently and loved it. I think a new bike is the top of his list to Santa this year. It’s great to see him ride his bike. He’s one of those kids that gets so frustrated when he can’t do something and gets a bit disheartened. Gaining confidence is something you need to encourage.
I know this sounds very gushy about Tyler, but I really am so proud of him recently. He’s grown not only in height, but in maturity. It’s easy to forget he’s only 6, he wants to be like his older brother and cousins so much. He loves his soft toys, baking, crafts and he’s such a sweet and kind boy. He makes my heart swell with pride and love. He’s easier going than the other two and sometimes you take it for granted, but he like my other two are my pride and joy. He is a great one for building and making robots out of junk and really good at it too. I have to save all my toilet roll tubes. I am looking forward to continuing his passion of football and especially the baking and cooking with him. He even asked to go to the Good Food Show next week to meet Mary Berry, what a character he is. Being an only child I thought my children would be the same, I was wrong and I wouldn’t have it any other way.
What has your child done to make your proud recently?