What a week!
On Monday Billy received a letter back from one of his favourite authors (Andy Griffiths) - he sent the letter a few months ago and has been anxiously waiting for a reply (as in every day he'd check the mail and say "I wonder if Andy's written back yet!"). It was worth it - handwritten and not a stock letter - Andy had answered all of the questions Billy had asked (meaningful ones like 'who is your favourite AFL player? and Why did you call Danny 'Danny'?)
On Tuesday night we got a phone call to say that he's shortlisted in the Write Now writing competition that he entered back in June, run by our local library. He has to appear before the judging panel next week to talk to them about his writing (I guess to make sure he actually wrote it and not Pete or I).
And then tonight I got an email to say he's been offered a part in his drama company's play in November - he shares the role of Weasel #2 with another boy. He's dancing around the house in excitement now - I'll never get him to bed!!