Markus at 7 years 5 months to 7 years 11 months (Months 89 - 95)
Markus has just finished Klasse 1 and is growing into such a smart, lovely boy. He has friends in his class and at Hort and is really happy. His swiss German is fluent and when I hear him speaking to swiss adults, ie his teacher, I can almost not recognize his voice/mannerisms - even though I of course understand what he is saying. He got a good end of year report. He still has his frustrated moments and we see future glimpses of Markus the teenager already! He alternatives between helping and playing beautifully with Patrick and kicking the sh*t out of him! He is soaking up his lessons and is starting to read independently in German. Completely obsessed with Star Wars - has lots of games on my ipad, also loves lego and hot wheel cars. He still holds my hand, but not all the time. When he wants something and I'm sitting down, he comes over, puts his arm on my shoulder and leans in! He is also getting really interested about what he was like as a baby and toddler.
The moment I snapped Markus reading on his own, in German, without help!
Language examples - I need to go on the toilet - please go out of the way - Can I please say somthing? - Start from the front again! - Come on, seriously Mummy, you're even worse than Patrick!" (on playing football with us)