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An outright boast - no stealth here, no siree

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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]

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!

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

GotMyLittleLamb Sun 30-Jun-13 13:04:07

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

Happyasapiginshite Sat 29-Jun-13 23:43:56

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

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

Ah, lovely! You are allowed outright boasting 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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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!

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

Fab fab fab! Definitely a star! Congrats! thanks

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


Thank you for sharing this with us smile

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

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

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

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

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...

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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

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