A proud mother moment – Anna Spargo-Ryan

A proud mother moment

A proud mother moment

I’ve often used this blog to talk about my elder daughter, and how often I worry that I’m not doing the right thing by her. She is clever as hell and beautiful like a painting.

Yesterday, Georgia brought home her NAPLAN results.

NAPLAN results Year 3

I don’t know if you can see them, but the black dots are the individual results. In short, she scored off the charts in 4 out of 5 areas, on both the language and maths sides.

To say I’m proud is a huge understatement, but there is something else that I’m even more pleased with today.

We’re currently in the process of having her assessed for spectrum disorders, but while we do that we’ve been working with her as much as we can on the socialising side of things (I am a terrible socialiser with foot in mouth dysentery, so Michael and Gaz have mostly been doing this).

She’s made a friend at basketball. A friend she made on her own. A friend she whispers secrets to and puts her arm around. A friend who rushes to see her every Saturday morning.

And this afternoon they’re going to the movies together.

That’s my real proud mother moment.

  • Anna

    September 22, 2012 at 2:55 pm Reply

    WELL DONE! No matter what side of the fence people sit with the whole standardised testing I love that so many parents (and high school kids) are owning their results and sharing. (There is heaps on Instagram)

    Fabulous effort by your daughter.

  • Kelly Exeter

    September 22, 2012 at 3:01 pm Reply

    Oh that is wonderful news! A friend to whisper secrets with is a beautiful thing (as are those very tidy NAPLAN results!)

  • Sam Quigley

    September 22, 2012 at 3:03 pm Reply

    Damn you, Anna, I have developed such a Pavlovian response to this blog. This was just a sweet little story of no major consequence, and yet I’ve worked myself into such a state of, “don’t be something terrible, don’t be something terrible, pleeease don’t be something terrible,” that I’ve still managed to get all teary and exhausted. But that’s great news, so YAY!

  • bigwords

    September 22, 2012 at 3:06 pm Reply

    Here first friend will change her world. Just you wait and see her blossom. Sometimes that’s all it takes. Many kisses to you proud Mum x

  • Debyl1

    September 22, 2012 at 3:50 pm Reply

    Beautiful news proud mama.These are the special memory making moments you will both treasure forever.xx

  • amber

    September 22, 2012 at 5:06 pm Reply

    Hooray! On both counts. Lovely news.

  • magda

    September 22, 2012 at 8:36 pm Reply


  • Lina

    September 25, 2012 at 9:50 am Reply


    PS. I liked your brand of socialising, so I guess I’m weird too. :| hehe! x

    • Anna Spargo-Ryan

      September 25, 2012 at 8:51 pm Reply

      Aw, I wouldn’t want to be weird with anyone else.

  • Bec

    October 1, 2012 at 6:06 pm Reply

    That’s fantastic!

    I remember when Erin made her first friend. It was a huge moment for us too, up until then all she’d done was stand back and watch other kids.

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