Friday, 8 January 2010
"But I dont feel old enough yet..."
These were the words that came out of my son's mouth this morning when we started chatting about GCSE's. My son is in year 9 and will be doing his GCSE's in 2 years. However, due to abolishing yr 9 SATs the school figured they could squeeze in a few more GCSE's to score extra points, which means at least 2 of his GCSE's he will be doing a year early. I've always been confident that he will do fine; He loves tests. He aced his yr 6 SATS with no revision. But to hear him say these words made me just want to turn the clock back, or at least slow it down a bit. My little baby doing proper exams?!? Oh god, maybe I am not ready for this. I totally freaked out when he did Grade 2 trombone. I was so nervous I could hardly drive! I need to keep cool. So I offered some reassuring words of advice: "Babes, whatever you do in life, you will never feel like you're old enough. I'm 30 and I still don't feel any older than when I was 13."
..... needless to say he wasn't impressed.
(my son a few years ago on one of the rare occasions when he actually practiced)