Saturday, March 19, 2011

Comparisons are funny things.

Lately Jem and i have been noticing, not necessarily the changers, but the character observations of the kids since we have been here at Barwon Heads.

Banjo's confidence, in a social sense, has really increased. He has become quite known around the traps and feels confident to meet new people on his own now, without me having to make the initial introduction. He has a best buddy and lots of friends of all ages and sex.

The freedom to ride his bike in middle of the road and know his way around town, surf the local waves and skate at the skate park with regular faces has shown to be a really positive experience for him.

Hero is happy, but there is a spark that is missing in her that i remember seeing every single time i took her to school in Brunswick. Her incredible social luminance has dulled a little here and we are hoping that it is transitional. Jem said once Hero could make friends in a black cave. Which is so true. Doesn't matter what age they are Hero will befriend them and find out all about them.

I didn't post a photo of Hero on her first day of her new school because i thought when i went to pick her up at the end of the day i would get a photo of her with all her new friends, but it wasn't quite like that in reality.

I can't help but wonder if we didn't have the comparison, would i have perceived this observation?

Change can be very educational!
Hero and her prep Teacher Ms Orania

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