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Sorry, bit of a boast but proud and no-one else to tell

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wandymum Fri 28-Jun-13 17:58:18

DS is just finishing his reception year. His teacher told us today that he reads at NC level 2a - which meant nothing to me but having googled I'm now chuffed for him.

We get lots of barbed comments from other mums at school/friends with kids about him being such a 'nerd' and obsessed by books so no-one in real life I can tell who will think this is a positive thing. Hence the slightly boasty post. Sorry.

Helpyourself Fri 28-Jun-13 18:02:04

Don't apologise! That's wonderful and sad that he's called teased.
Any chance of 'embracing the nerd' and changing peer groups friends society?

hellhasnofurylikeahungrywoman Fri 28-Jun-13 18:02:20

Don't apologise, well done to him.

wandymum Fri 28-Jun-13 18:03:02

Thanks Helpyourself. Luckily no-one says it to him and he has lots of friends - it's more comments between the mothers IYSWIM

sonlypuppyfat Fri 28-Jun-13 18:03:06

Don't let them wind you up they are just jealous a love of books is a wonderful thing

GetStuffezd Fri 28-Jun-13 18:07:16

Ditto puppyfat. A love of books and knowledge will do him great service all through his life. Good for him!

Wafflenose Fri 28-Jun-13 18:39:23

Well done to him!

If I can very cheekily jump on the bandwagon, I am proud too. DD has achieved a Level 5 for reading in Year 2 (other subjects not so good - 3As, so still great but far lower than the reading). I haven't told a soul in real life. Her friends (and mine) haven't got a clue, which is the way I like it.

wandymum Fri 28-Jun-13 19:25:25

Yay! Well done wafflenose's DS.

pictish Fri 28-Jun-13 19:27:38

Who the hell calls a reception kid a 'nerd'??

evelynj Fri 28-Jun-13 19:29:02

Well done wandy & waffle. Don't be afraid to celebrate, great achievements!

LittleNoona Fri 28-Jun-13 19:30:46

That's fabulous! Really, well done op!

One of the greatest things you can give a child is a love of books.

schilke Fri 28-Jun-13 19:33:51

Other subjects not so good - 3As. Wafflenose that's way above average!
Well done to your dc.

Katnisscupcake Fri 28-Jun-13 19:40:18

Totally agree with everyone else! Well done to your DCs!

I love books and so does DD. She starts reception in September and I will be proud when she gets to a good level aswell. There's nothing better then getting lost in a good book!

antimatter Fri 28-Jun-13 19:42:13


now you have to spend time choosing books for him smile hope that the nearest library has them all for you

(has he read Matilda or any other Road Dhal books yet?)

ShowOfHands Fri 28-Jun-13 19:44:31

Brilliant. grin

I have a dc in Y1 and I have bog all clue what you're talking about but you sound very happy!

Is this something I should be aware of?

Januarymadness Fri 28-Jun-13 19:50:25

In this day and age when nerds and geeks grow up they are called a new name -RICH.

Boast away!

youarewinning Fri 28-Jun-13 19:54:57

Boast away grin

It's great when you discover a talent in your DC's - and a shame when others use negative labels to describe them.

My DS won't even read a fiction book - he's 8 and year 4. I might strangle his teacher if she mentions forcing actively encouraging him again. I love books, so does my family - DS just doesn't get them. (and has suspected AS)

Wafflenose Fri 28-Jun-13 20:23:05

Thanks, all! It's been a LONG time (probably 12-18 months) since I posted in G&T, as it can get scary here. I thought I would get a lot of hmm and criticism for boasting! I've now told my mum and husband, who asked me to explain what it meant, and they were like, "Above average, great!" LOL

Januarymadness Fri 28-Jun-13 20:43:24

In this day and age when nerds and geeks grow up they are called a new name -RICH.

Boast away!

edam Fri 28-Jun-13 20:45:39

Aw, that's great. The nasty mothers are just incredibly jealous and petty. As long as they don't let their kids get nasty I'd ignore them. January's right, the geeks really are inheriting the earth these days...

ExcuseTypos Fri 28-Jun-13 20:52:52

Well done to your Ds Wendy. Don't apologise, he is a very bright boy and you must be very proud.

My dd is a bit older, she found out her final results from university yesterday. She's got a 2.1 from Bristol and I'm immensely proud. She has dyslexia and she's worked so hard. I'm a very proud mum!

youcouldnevermakeitup Fri 28-Jun-13 20:56:15

Well done to Wandymums DS - boast away!

And Wafflenose, I nearly fell off my chair when I was told that DS was a 5b early in yr 3 but your DD managed a 5 in yr 2! Maybe we should get our DC together as they both must be mad keen readers! Still..... DS has not started book sniffing yet (like shrindini in child genius) if he did I would be really worried. I assume the writing was a 3A? I think DS was a 4 on entering yr 3 (or high 3).

Wafflenose Fri 28-Jun-13 20:56:33

Well done to your DD, ExcuseTypos. She has done fantastically.

Wafflenose Fri 28-Jun-13 20:59:39

youcould... she scraped a 5c. Just. And if she had been born two months prematurely, she'd be in Year 3 already (although she's not alone in that, of course). Writing and maths were 3A. She doesn't sniff books either, ha ha! I think if we got our children together they would probably just read! She is in bed at the moment, reading the 5th Harry Potter book, and reports that when she's read another 100 pages, she'll be halfway through. Whatever.

looseleaf Fri 28-Jun-13 21:05:02

Well done your clever DC. This is lovely and I like positive posts!

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