The last 12 months have seen Charlie go from a huge Star Wars fan to a football fanatic. He started after school club last September and in all honesty? I didn’t think it would last.
Charlie goes through phases of really liking something then after a few months he’s on to the next thing – but football it seems, is here to stay.
I have started coming down in the morning with the girls after changing them to find him sitting watching Sky Sports and really getting into all the team news. He talks to any and every one about the glorious game and has decided that he loves Chelsea. After an excellent school report and doing so well at sports day, we decide he deserved an end of school treat and we got him a kit which he wants to wear every single day.
At his school during the holidays they run a football club each day from 9am until 3pm. Charlie went once in the Easter holidays and really enjoyed it so after the monotony of the very long summer holidays set in, he has been going a few days here and there to try to prevent boredom setting in and it’s been handy for the last two Wednesday’s when I’ve taken the girls to messy play group which he’s too old to attend. He has absolutely loved going to his football club and on Friday he came home with a medal and certificate for his outstanding behaviour and skills. He was absolutely chuffed with himself and I was super proud of him.
He can often doubt himself and can often be very pessimistic which makes me sad because I always encourage him to try his best and that’s all that matters but his competitive nature means he wants to win but when he doesn’t, he’s soon saying he can’t and won’t do it. So a boost like this is just fantastic and his medal is proudly hanging in his bedroom.
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