Thank you Elbart for your kind message. It is good to hear from you again
. You reminded me of all the times I poured my heart out on this forum
so I too would like to thank all those those who reassured and guided me when I needed it. Hope your DS is enjoying his time at BV.
I would echo your words about looking ahead now that the results have sunk in. It is still the beginning of a new and exciting phase for them. Everything changes when they go to secondary school and it is a proud moment for all to find their DCs becoming more independent. I went to what might be described as a 'sink school' (I was the guinea pig child and my parents wisened up for my younger siblings - not that I am bitter
): I can honestly say that I thoroughly enjoyed (most) of it and made some amazing friendships. In fact, I remember refusing to go on an amazing family holiday and staying behind because I didn't want to miss school. And no, it did not stop me from going on to achieve the things I wanted in life either (my kids did that - only joking!).
I am pretty sure I will be sticking around. I have tried to jump ship before but as I spend most of the day on the computer, EPE is only ever a welcome procrastinating click away from the work I should be doing