Tomorrows another day?
Tomorrows the day!!
The day the boy comes home.... lol.
How much can one set of parents miss their kid? Even when they know he's having a great time - even when he's only with family... even when it's only been a week.
God help us when he leaves home forever....
Erk sent me this pic from his phone today of the boy himself enjoying his last day in the sunshine by his sister's pool.
I would love to say... on his last holiday before he comes home to start his A level's, but I can't say that unfortunately... because... um....he flunked his exams. (We're not quite sure how... ) but it's now on to plan B, whatever that might be...
A couple of days ago I couldn't have even talked about this, never mind blogged about it... and I won't pretend I wasn't disappointed and frankly in shock. But there you go. Kids make mistakes, and as a parent you have to be there to help them pick up the pieces and move on.
The fact is, he blew his GCSE's - well, not all of them - he passed some; but he got disappointing marks in others. This shows he's not ready for A levels yet, though it's hardly the end of the world... No one died, nothing's happened that can't be dealt with and he only turned 16 a couple of weeks ago... . He wouldn't be the first kid to suffer a setback, and he won't be the last either. We'll get him back on track in the new academic year one way or another and if he gets there by the scenic route... well what the hell? Think anyone's gonna remember when he's forty that he fluffed stuff when he was fifteen? Think they'll care? Nah... me neither.
We still love him. Can't wait to give him a hug tomorrow. And we know he'll get there. It just might take a little longer than we thought.
I made him a welcome home card today - I'm really enjoying card making! I never thought I'd say that - and please don't all jump on me... but I used to think it was boriing and old fashioned and... fuddy duddy!!! OK OK - I said don't jump on me! Lol!
here it is. Very fiddly, but I love it :-)