One letter at a time

Yesterday so a big breakthrough, the next step in Monkey’s journey through life.  He’s growing up, one letter at a time!  As I’ve often mentioned, Monkey does everything at his own pace, from talking to walking.  He is no hurry to zoom from one stage to another.  He’ll get very frustrated when he can’t manage something his friends seem to achieve with ease.  But he takes his time.  Writing is nothing different.

I’m probably to blame, I haven’t done a great deal to bring this skill to the fore.  I’ve wanted to watch him explore his love of imaginative play.  But I can’t deny I’d love to see a birthday card written from Monkey next month.

Monkey will happily write xxxx in cards, and I’ve held his hand to write his name.  But he’s shown no inclination to go further.  Until today.  We’d had an afternoon of painting and drawing and suddenly Monkey asked to write the first letter of his name.  He made an attempt, which wasn’t too bad at all for a first try.  I then wrote the letter for him, and he copied it.  It was a magical moment, a proud Mummy moment and actually a proud Monkey moment.

So we’re starting our A-Z, one letter at a time.  It may be months before he wants to attempt his second letter, it may be today, tomorrow. Who knows, but my Monkey is growing up, one letter at a time.  A new chapter of his life is starting, a chapter that will open up a wonderful world for him.  An exciting time, one more step away from my tiny little boy, one step closer to my grown up little man.

One letter at a time

About Over 40 and a Mum to One

I'm a Mum in my late 40′s with a 7 year old son. I had a busy life in Export Sales before my Monkey came along, but decided to become a stay at home Mum once he arrived. Now I enjoy writing my own family lifestyle and travel blog. sharing the adventures that we have as Monkey makes his journey through school.We have a cat called Brewster who makes appearances and I’m a mad Ferrari Formula 1 fan, so that expect to hear about as each season unfolds.We love reviewing toys, games and books and would love the opportunity to look at anything that fits in with our family lifestyle. We are always out and about and offering an insight on the places we visit, with a passion for nature thrown in for good measure.If you like what you read please leave me a comment, I love to hear from people, and always try to reply. Enjoy the read.

20 thoughts on “One letter at a time

  1. Well done Monkey! I don’t think there is any point in forcing them to do things they have no interest in – just embrace it when they do start showing an interest! Good luck with the rest of the alphabet!

  2. This is fantastic monkey, can’t wait to see what your next letter is. I think you are right to let him do stuff when he is ready, he will get there in the end and it will be on his terms.

    Thanks for linking up with Small Steps Amazing Achievements :0)
    x

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