For how long have we invited Thomas to come and visit us. His answer was always NO… Then out of the blue in December he decided he was not feeling like going to holiday care and as we got ready to go home he told us to wait he is coming to visit us and stay the night.
His mom told me that if he wanted to come home I must just call. Well needless to say that did not happen. The next morning I took my 3 boys out for breakfast at the Spur in Gordons Bay and afterwards we went to the Strand to play on the beach….
Boys will be boys…. Uncle Ronald told Thomas when he was smaller to throw stones in the water. Here he had a whole lot of water and heaps of stones…. Armand got hold of the camera… First a selfie of himself and then I also landed in front of the camera….
Today Armand had a cricket match and he was so excited about it.
Armand is not in the A, B or C team, he is in the D team. The boys of the D team are full of spirit and willing to better their game.
One boy came to me and said I am not a good batsmen or bowler I need to work on my batting. He went in on number 3 and was bowled after facing 3 balls. So I told him that everyone can’t be a batsmen or a bowler some are just fielders. We need good fielders too. He smiled and took off his gear and said that I can do.
When Armand went on in spot number 6 he was supper excited and told me he want to stay in as long as he can. And then the first ball he faced was from a spin bowler and it happened so fast. He was out for a duck. He could not believe it. He came to me and said ” Mom I am so disappointed in myself.” My heart wanted to break for him. But I just told him it happens to the best of cricket players also. Next time he may hit the same spin bowler for a six…
One do not always realize that kids can also be disappointed in themselves and some parents would go of and tell their child how useless they are. I think this is why so many children out their trying to proof to their parents they are not a failure no matter what. I think it must be hard always seeking approval and just get blown off. I try my best to let my boys know I am proud of them even if they are out for a duck.
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