“I’m cool with being uncool at school. Do you know why Mum? Because I don’t have to worry about peer pressure and I can just be me. I’m my own kind of cool”.
This is what my ten year old said today when we were chatting about school and life in general over a brew after school. He just came out with it and I’m not ashamed to admit that it brought tears to my eyes, not because I’m upset because he’s not in the 1% “(the cool kids”) but because he is turning into an amazing, level-headed, mature and quite frankly awesome young man.
He’s in his last year of primary school right now which is a tough year. His school days are very much SATs-led at the moment, he’s leaving primary school in the summer and making the jump to secondary school (which is very different to what he’s used to) and there are a lot of hormones flying about for him and his peers.
The transition from pre-teen to teen isn’t an easy one but you know what, I’m not worried. This kid is something of a superstar and I can’t wait to see how he continues to grow (or as he’d put it, evolves – thanks Pokemon).