Leaving it until after Christmas to make sure that he thinks it through thoroughly. There have been tears and endless talks as to what is right or wrong. You may think, leave the decision for an 11 year old to make, well, why not, he’s mature enough to make his own mind up, we can only guide and advise as best we can. Charlie is quite capable of knowing his own mind, it works properly, its his eyes that don’t work properly not his brain. Are we being harsh? no I don’t think so, we are letting him make a choice, what you have to remember is that whatever he decides we will be there one hundred percent no matter what.
When Charlie comes home from school each night smiling knowing he has had a good day makes me smile knowing that they are accepting and coping with his condition. His secondary school at present are doing all they can for him and because of this his decision has been really tough. However he has made a decision and it is to stay where he is. He has made lots of friends who look out for him, he’s studying really hard which has resulted in fantastic grades up to now. The school are doing everything they can to support Charlie and we cant fault them at present. So as long as things continue as they are then we as his parents are more than happy for him to continue at his secondary school until the time comes that they hit a wall, if ever that may be.
One happy mum I can tell you, Charlie is such a charmer and a loving boy, I would have missed him terribly if he had decided to go. Now I get to continue with those daily cuddles and loves for a lot longer, love him to bits.