This child! She blows me away.
When I see Jesus, He will call to me. “Miss Puddleduck” he will say (but obviously she said her real name) and I will go to Him and He will say “Miss Puddleduck, I am giving you a new name.”
So matter of fact and then she carries on with her game of dressing up.
Yesterday, she had to give a little speech at Brownies. I was concerned she’d fall apart in the process as her biggest struggle is in her expressive language. I just casually mentioned to her Brownie leaders that I thought she’d struggle, but they are very understanding and one is actually a Speech therapist which is brilliant. She had two topics to speak on (The Bayeaux Tapestry or her animals) and was supposed to speak for two minutes. When I collected her, the leaders said that she had spoken for the longest, spoke on both topics, very coherently with interesting information and did extremely well. Miss Friendship told me on the way home that not only had she spoken well, but she was highly entertaining. The energy with which Miss Puddleduck zoomed to the car from Brownies gave me some sense of how invigorating the whole experience had been and a massive boost to her sense of achievement and confidence.
My journey in educating her is full of surprises. I met with the Educational Psychologist this week, for a six month review after our last meeting, and she is very impressed and pleased with her progress. The door has been left open for me to approach them again if I feel we need help, but otherwise they are quite happy with our approach to educating Miss Puddleduck. What a joy!