Level Two. Saving Up.

Level Two – Saving Up.

By Michelle Lloyd.

The fast, full on day started to soon catch up with New One and before he had noticed it the last class was being taught. Having looked at a slightly astonished Little Herbert and at RV he could see that on his friends’ faces were looks of confusion at what he had been up to all day.

New One had hardly any time that day to talk with his two friends or to, when he thought about it, think about anything he had accomplished or learnt. In fact when he thought about it New One felt quite tired by the day’s exertions and he did not know how his mum kept up with all the keeping up that she did. His mum was a bit of a heroic saver person as she appeared to do numerous tasks for herself and others and still save any additional jobs left over for the evening times.

Saving up his own objectives and attempting to throw himself into doing everything or at least as much as possible, that everybody around him wanted to do, had not gone so well.

At the end of the day New One waited while his teacher had a quick word with his mum and then it was on their way home that he found out what the teacher to parent talk had been about.

How had his day been his mother wanted to know and New One did not like to admit that try as he might he could not keep up with everything as his mother did. After a few non-committal responses New One’s mum came up with another question for him and that was why his teacher had thought that he had not been himself, answering questions without really not seeming to know the answers and generally racing about at play without looking like he was enjoying any particular game.

New One tried to explain that he had been trying to do everything with everyone just as his mum did and it came down to him not being able to accomplish it. It felt like an epic fail. New One had been so impressed with his mum’s capacity to aim and produce that he felt surely he could give it a go himself, but nothing had gone right and instead of make everybody happy, all he had done was let others down.

New One’s mum thought about what he had said for quite a while and then she reassured him that whilst it may look as if she was keeping up with everything, she had learnt quite some time ago, that she should only do what she knew she could do. She looked after as many needs as she could but she would never take on too much that she struggled.

New One accepted that he had taken on too much that day and he promised his mum that while saving up all those aims and objectives looked attainable and like you should be able to take on everything asked of you, in reality all you should do was what you could do well and happily.