The Wilson family has been trying to adjust back in to our normal schedule of waking up early and enduring a full day of school and work. All of us have been dragging our butts a little bit since we enjoyed 10 days of lounging about, sleeping in and eating more food then necessary.
The first week back at school has been an eventful one for the oldest Muppet. He woke up in a great mood Sunday morning excited about the fact that one day this week it was going to be his VIP day.
A few weeks ago the oldest and I worked on a poster all about him, we included photos of his family, our pets, his favorite foods and things that he loved to do. Each student in his class would have a special day devoted to them and they would have a chance to share their posters and a special object for show and tell.
I came home from work today to find the oldest on the couch watching hockey (his favorite place in the world at the moment other than the ski hill) As I unpacked the groceries he came in to the kitchen to tell me about his day. “You know what Mum?” he said excitedly “Today was the best day ever, not only was it my VIP day but I got my cursive writing license today too!” He proudly showed me his “Writing License” and I gave him a big hug and told him how proud I was of him. I had forgotten about how hard he had been working on his cursive writing. He told me before we went on Spring Break that he had written a letter to the Principal (in cursive) to show him that he was ready to move from a “Cursive Writing Permit” to a full on license.
The principal had brought the letter into my office to show me before the break, his writing was awesome and we both remarked how much better it was than his printing. The two of us had a little giggle since the oldest had written that he would cheer for the Philadelphia Flyers more if the Principal would grant him his Cursive Writing License.. that just happens to be the Principals favorite team.
As we sat at the kitchen table chatting about his poster presentation I asked him if he was nervous speaking in front of his class of if it was nice to be the center of attention for the day. He smiled and said that he enjoyed it and that he didn’t mind speaking in front of people. “You know Mum” he said “I am going to have to get used to talking to lots of people and being the center of attention if I am going to be a big hockey star!” We both giggled and I told him he had a good point but he needed to focus on getting through elementary school first.
The oldest Muppet has high dreams and he has proven time and again that when he puts his mind to something he can accomplish anything. What ever he decides to do I know that it will be big and you never know we could have a Canadian boy raised in Qatar in the NHL sometime in the future.