I neglected to mention that my son got his GCSE results. last week
He got 1 A and …….TEN A*s. In addition, he got an A in an AS level that he took a year early !!
I want to be modest about it and when people have congratulated us, I have smiled sweetly and said “yes, he has done very well - it's been another good year for the xchool” But actually, I want to run to the highest point and shout loudly:
MY SON IS A COMPLETE AND UTTER GENIUS. OH MY GOD, HE GOT ........ TEN, THAT’S TEN A STARS !!!! HE IS BLOODY BRIIIIIILLIANT !!!!
The thing is, this academic brilliance doesn’t come from me as much as I would like to take the credit. Ewan was the high flier as a student. I got by at school and university but I never really grasped how to do the whole study thing and I see that in my daughter.
She did better than we expected in her A-levels and that came as much as a surprise to her as to us but it hasn’t increased her desire to go to university. She made a choice earlier in the year not to apply and to take a year out to pursue her music and drama. I wasn’t happy about it but at the end of the day it is her decision and we will support her.
I’m constantly amazed at how different my two children are and how, in spite of that, they get on so well. I love watching them together. Sometimes they don’t interact with each other at all and then other times, they are falling about laughing together and of course, often they are arguing..
Sasha was genuinely delighted at Kyle’s results and she instantly took him out to treat him to lunch. Today they plan to go shopping and then off to the cinema. I know they are incredibly fond of each other and that reassures me. They’ll always be there for each other long after I have gone which is very comforting to know.
I have two fantastic children. I am so proud of them both and I don’t acknowledge that enough.
By the way, did I say ……that was TEN A-STARS !!!!!!
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