An outright boast - no stealth here, no siree

(47 Posts)
Kewcumber Fri 28-Jun-13 18:28:43

DS school is having tenth anniversary celebrations this week. Formal assembly in school with Richmond Mayor in attendance - ten children - one from each year and three from the first three years of the school who have now moved on were chosen to write their favorite memory of the school and read it out in Assembly. DS was chosen in from his year.

DS wrote (in joined up illegible writing)

"My favorite thing I ve done at Kewcumber primary school was the Horniman muesum workshop because the person runing it let us hold 4,000 year old Egyptian mumies, and learned that they worshipd cats and dung beatles."

(All punctuation and spelling his, not mine!)

He's in year 2.

He has some minor speech impediments which he is rather self conscious about and read it out in front of the whole school anyway.

My family told me not adopt him because as a very delayed 26 week premmie he would be incapable of living an independent life and I would waste my life looking after him.

I know he's not A star. But he's MY star.

<<sob>> [ridiculously proud emoticon]

Guntie Fri 28-Jun-13 18:31:06

Love it thanks you're right to be proud!

Cohenite Fri 28-Jun-13 18:31:52

That's lovely Kewcumber, you have every right to be proud. What a wee star smile

ifyouletmefinish Fri 28-Jun-13 18:31:58

He is a total star

This is the nicest thing I have read in ages!! Go your wonderful son, you are right to be so unbelievably proud!!!

DD was born at 26 weeks and I am so worried about what the future holds for her, I have tears in my eyes thinking about her ever standing up in assembly!!

Have some flowers for both you and your son!

Kewcumber Fri 28-Jun-13 18:47:36

How big was she, lamb? She looks like she's doing well so far - DS was 980 gr

DS didn't catch up until he was about 4. Behind in everything - size, developmental delays, speech (didn't really speak until he was 3). Had just about reached appropriate targets at 4.

He's now 7 and just a smidgeon above average for height and ahead of national average at everything in school. And (given he was "query CP" when I met him at 11 months) now plays rugby like a whirling dervish as well!

He is a star isn't he?

Good genes I think - I wish his birth mother knew how fab he was - she could be proud too.

Moomoomie Fri 28-Jun-13 18:54:59

How lovely.
I love hearing stories like this, you have every right to be proud.
Sucks boo to all those who said not to adopt him.

JustTryEverything Fri 28-Jun-13 20:41:51

Ah you just made me cry! What a fabulous achievement for you both - you're awesome x

Happiestinwellybobs Fri 28-Jun-13 20:44:13

Lovely... just lovely smile x

Indith Fri 28-Jun-13 20:47:20

what a star smile

I can't believe that baby I followed on your adoption threads is in year 2! time flies.

neffi Fri 28-Jun-13 20:49:05

How lovely, he sounds like a little star!

smellsofsick Fri 28-Jun-13 20:50:43

Go little Kew. He's a credit to youthanks

WouldBeHarrietVane Fri 28-Jun-13 20:51:25

New, he sounds just lovely!!! No wonder you are proud smile

WouldBeHarrietVane Fri 28-Jun-13 20:51:43

Kew obviously - damn phone blush

charlieandlola Fri 28-Jun-13 21:00:24

Kewcumber I remember your whole story and how MN cheered when you finally got your son.
I don't think we have stopped cheering since.

Lilka Fri 28-Jun-13 21:04:43

Just wonderful smile

Liara Fri 28-Jun-13 21:07:44

That is wonderful. Of course he is a star. A very, very special one. smile

DespicableYou Fri 28-Jun-13 21:16:10

I LOVE it. Especially the dung beetle part grin

I've followed your story since I joined MN 6 years ago, Kewcumber.

Every time I see a picture of the two of you I think how amazing it is that you found each other - you were so clearly made to be together.

Congratulations and well done, to both of you flowers

WouldBeHarrietVane Fri 28-Jun-13 21:19:15

Just looked at your pics Kew - he is adorable smile

Hassled Fri 28-Jun-13 21:21:06

I've just looked at your photos, Kew - he looks just wonderful. There's plenty of spirit in those eyes. You should be insanely proud - of him and of yourself smile.

showtunesgirl Fri 28-Jun-13 21:24:25

Oh my he is GORGEOUS!!!! smile

That's great! I have a 25 weeker (who's now DD2 and is 13) and she took ages to catch up and was always a shy, quiet one and couldn't say th (v) or br and a few more sounds. She talked at 39 months, so just over three, and walked quite late and was assessed for dyslexia and dyspraxia. She managed t catch up by about 9 and is now my beautiful girl and is doing well.

Your son sounds like an amazing, special star. He's a credit to you. And he looks gorgeous too. Be very very proud- of you and him!

BettyBotter Fri 28-Jun-13 21:36:08

Another long term Kew and Minikew fan here. Kew - you are always so magnanimous and generous spirited. Take some of the credit here yourself, for being a bloody fantastic mum. Congratulations to you both.grin flowers

PatriciaHolm Fri 28-Jun-13 21:39:23

Um. Er. Sniff. Seem to have something in my eye here.....grin

Kewcumber Fri 28-Jun-13 21:41:09

I must put some rugby shots up to show how fearless he is!

I can't say I took a massive risk taking him on with his issues because to be honest it was always very obvious to me that there wasn't much wrong with his brain/personality from the beginning.

You are all lovely to enjoy the moment with me.

moisturiser Fri 28-Jun-13 21:46:17

What a proud moment for you! Your photos are gorgeous by the way, looks like you have a lovely bond and what a sweet son you have.

Devora Fri 28-Jun-13 21:56:08

Can I just boast that I have met Master Kew. He is one fab kid - oozing with charm.

Plus3 Fri 28-Jun-13 22:04:52

I like a justified outright boast! You have every right to be proud smile

Kewcumber Fri 28-Jun-13 22:10:53

Devora grin he has nagged and nagged about when we're going to see your DD again...

changeforthebetter Fri 28-Jun-13 22:20:15

Lovely post thanks MiniKewcumber, you are a star <slightly teary>

redcaryellowcar Fri 28-Jun-13 22:31:52

Fabulous! What a superstar! Lovely to hear really positive news!

HappySunflower Fri 28-Jun-13 22:34:12


Thank you for sharing this with us smile

onedev Fri 28-Jun-13 22:37:01

Fab fab fab! Definitely a star! Congrats! thanks

FaddyPeony Fri 28-Jun-13 22:41:35

Gorgeous child and gorgeous writer! He's fab. Lamb's DD is also a little beaut smile

My friend is a 26-weeker. She is very smart and also a talented writer!

YoniMatopoeia Fri 28-Jun-13 22:52:02

Kew. This is lovely. I followed your battle to get together all those years ago. He is so fab, and that so much down to you.

Devora Fri 28-Jun-13 22:53:18

She'll love that, Kew. We'll fix it up smile

FortyFacedFuckers Fri 28-Jun-13 23:28:12

He sounds amazing, you must be a wonderful mother. grin

Amy106 Sat 29-Jun-13 05:04:29

What a bright shining star he is! Sometimes we just have to push through the negative talk that can surround us and trust our hearts.
Congratulations to you both! smile

TulipsfromAmsterdam Sat 29-Jun-13 11:20:45

Well done to your and your son, you both have every right to be proud.

Found the post quite emotional as we are adopting lo born at 26 weeks also and it feels like a huge step into the unknown. It is very encouraging to read the positive stories from everyone so thank you for posting smile

FamiliesShareGerms Sat 29-Jun-13 11:24:50

Ah, lovely! You are allowed outright boasting smile

O how wonderful! You are absolutely right to shout from the rooftops about what a fabulous boy he is!

Oops, forgot to come back. DD was 750g kewcumber. She is doing brilliantly so far, not got any recent pics up, she is 16 months now (13 corrected) and is crawling on me as I type smile

allthingswillpass Sun 30-Jun-13 15:44:12

Absolutely fantastic!
Little Kew is a credit to you. Well done both of you xxxx

QOD Sun 30-Jun-13 21:31:17


Piffyonarock Mon 01-Jul-13 10:52:58

That's brilliant! He sounds fab, and so do you!

flossymuldoon Tue 02-Jul-13 16:07:00

Wow. That has made me really teary. Beautiful and precious.
Congrats to you both xxx

Turry Sat 03-Aug-13 21:33:13

Oh god I'm in pieces looking at your pics and story! Well done Kew and Minikew, you wonderful, wonderful people!

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