it's been a balancing act this week, parenting two children, having two very different weeks.
A levels options evening for the girl.
so many decisions to make.
Maths? Further Maths? English literature? Politics? Business Studies?
a week of costume sewing for the boy.
I think I could sew sequins in my sleep.
Whilst dreaming of "facilitating subjects" of course.........
That all sounds quite stressful. Good luck to your daughter with her choices. And to your son with his performing. Top job with those sequins. CJ xxReplyDelete
We've had choices to make this week, too. My oldest is quite happy with his (physics, chemistry, modern studies, computing and graphic communications) plus the compulsory English and maths. Modern studies is not taught in England I don't think. It is a mix of sociology and modern history. It is not easy isn't it? Good luck for your daughter's choices. My only recommendation to Sam was that he should choose something he enjoys doing. Can I guess that the dress-up theme is the 70s?? Looking good. xxReplyDelete
Those choices start to feel quite overwhelming, don't they? Our advice to our oldest son, as it will be to our younger when the time comes, is choose subjects you enjoy, don't worry if they don't seem to hang together, the main thing is to enjoy the subjects you do as far as possible. Love the flares and purple shirt! XReplyDelete
It's tedious work sewing sequins, I give you credit. I hope the decisions go smoothly. I don't remember being given such interesting choices, it must be a tough decision for most kids.ReplyDelete
A level choices are quite a stressful time. There are, fortunately, a few weeks leeway if she starts one and then decides that it's not for her. She could also try starting 5 and then dropping her least favourite (that's what my daughter did). Love those sequins! xReplyDelete
I'm not sure she'd be allowed to do that but we can ask, thanks xDelete
It is hard those choices as it can affect what she does next. I agree with those who have said do at least one you really enjoy. I am guessing the costume is for something 70s related...........ReplyDelete
It's not an easy time...I hope your daughter will be happy with her decisions. The sequin sewing looks very well done.....such a slow process but well worth it for the sparkle!ReplyDelete
So hard, those decision... which affect the future. And there is so much choice these days! I hope Daughter will discern which path she wants to take, and will thrive in it! :o) WOW--nice bold choice for Son with the purple--and sequins!! Hope the sparkle lifts the days... ((HUGS))ReplyDelete
We found it hard enough to pick eldest child's GCSE options, so good luck with that! Also loved your blue skies beach photos, they were stunning xReplyDelete
we just did GCSE for the younger child, so many decisions to make xDelete
It sounds like a bit of the stressful (options) mixed in with some fun (sewing!) LOL. I've always wondered how we could expect children to choose what they want to do with the rest of their lives at such a young age when they barely, if at all, know who they are!ReplyDelete
Looking back to when we had to do that for ourselves it seems so young to be making these decisions. My oldest has GCSE options to decide on this week, but that's not feeling too stressful, I think A levels will be much harder. Your sequins look very effective, hope the costume goes down well, and good luck with those decisions.ReplyDelete
I can remember my son agonising about his A Level choices, but it all worked out in the end. He chose four with the option of dropping one, but in the end he has kept studying all four. The best of luck to your daughter.ReplyDelete
oh that gives me hope Leanne, I'm glad it worked out for your son xxxDelete
Very BeeGees! Love the costume. A Levels are definitely more intense than in my day... we used to have study periods that we could actually go home for! J xReplyDelete
We had this dilema last year and as suggested above my daughter went with what she enjoys and guess what .... she enjoys it. Alevels are soooooo much harder than GCSE but only having 4 subjects focuses the mind. It does feel like the most important decision ever but in reality no one died from making the wrong A level choice ;) I hope she finds fulfillment and happiness in whatever she chooses.ReplyDelete
wise words thank you Sara xDelete
interesting times they feel like such significant decisions don't they! What is the costume for ?? Hope you have a lovely weekend xReplyDelete
It feels that the kids today have to make choices a lot earlier than we did and it also feels like more pressure too, fortunately my boys seem to be coping but I am glad I don't have to do the selections and then the exams! I am curious to what you are making - costume wise - having just watched 'Cuban Fury' the film with Nick Frost - all I can see is Salsa!ReplyDelete
so much pressure to choose wisely....Delete
costume is for the school musical "Disco Inferno", 1970's music, storyline with a Faustian twist apparently. Dress rehearsals tomorrow.
Never an easy time, but it isn't life threatening if it isn't "perfect", I am sure that it will all be good. xxReplyDelete
Mine aren't quite at that stage yet (oldest in Yr7). Choosing secondary school was a nightmare for him (he's autistic). Feeling less stressful for the next two. From experiences with my son I've learned that if our children don't follow the direct route of GCSE-ALevel-Uni-job it's not the end of the world, there is scope to change your mind or take an extra year to take another A level or resit. At least that's shat I tell myself otherwise I'd be in a panic already! Lots of luck for your daughterReplyDelete