I have been intermittently listening to snippets of radio today between home visits and as usual I heard the hype building.
Tomorrow we have to go to school, Techie and I – but just for one AS result and one maths paper result, as the main bulk of Techie’s results are coming out on Tuesday next week.
I have no idea how well he will have done, but found this tonight which I feel is very good advice and I wish my parents had read it…. well, maybe that’s not fair. I do remember Dad saying, prior to results day, “Just remember we love you what ever your results. Just as long as you feel you have done your best.”
But I didn’t work hard enough. I didn’t really work much for A levels at all. I passed A levels, but not achieving grades with which I could feel any pride. That’s what really disappointed him, and me really.
I had let myself down and the school- (just as the inflatable boy did, when he took a drawing pin into school) and worse I let him down.
He had visions of a scientific daughter going off to University. Instead he got me, going off to nursing school, which he didn’t really rate as higher education.
So fingers crossed for tomorrow and next Tuesday….
and if they are not as good as we had hoped, I’ll try to remember the following:
“How you react will be remembered by your child for the rest of his or her life, so you want to get it right. That’s the thing about parenting. You may not get any gratitude at the time but, in the long run, your efforts will be appreciated.”