Before you start thinking that I’m a horribly judgemental and awful parent – let me explain…
Firstly…my son is a bit of a nerd himself. He regularly spouts out monologues about his current favourite aircraft or favourite Ben 10 alien or something else equally inane.
And I tell Mr Patient all the time that he is also more-than-a-bit of a bit of a nerd himself!
I mean: his ever growing star wars Lego collection, his fascination with car makes and models, his love of all things related to science fiction, computers or technology is only a small snippet of why I think this!
But no, these are still not the types of nerds that I am referring to.
I’m talking about these suckers…
Harley’s teacher made a bee-line for me after school today because she was quite upset that another child had bought Harley a packet of nerds at the school canteen at lunchtime and that he had eaten the whole entire packet.
She wanted me to know how sorry she was for his consequent behaviour issues and that she had spoken to the other child and told them that they are NOT to buy things for other children ever again.
I assured her that I wasn’t upset with her and told her that Harley is getting to the age where he needs to take some responsibility as well! He is almost 8 and he knows that he isn’t allowed to eat something that’s THIS chock full of preservatives and colours!
The teacher was still not convinced that I was ok and then I saw him with my own eyes.
He had glazed over eyes and alternated between dazed out and hyperactive.
He ran and ran and ran and ran some more!
He yelled out a quick “Hi Mum” as he tore past me for the gazillionth time throwing his school bag in my general direction.
I laughed…I mean…. What else could I do?
Some kids are fine with food colourings in high doses…whereas others (like my boy) are definitely NOT!
And just because I’m a caring, sharing kinda gal…. Here’s a quick video of Harley taken minutes after we walked in the door this afternoon. (Of course Lucas had to copy his brother too…)
We’ve now been home for almost 2 hours and he’s still running!
Which is flipping FANTASTIC!