I cant believe its only a week to go.
The days have flown by for us......my dd has been making up for lost time doing all the activities she didn't have time to do whilst doing the 11 plus prep, ice skating, dance classes, netball club, catching up with the new series of Next Step and I Carly (is it just me that cannot stand either of those programmes?) and for me back to taxiing to various clubs after school.
I have tried to get her to just spend the time enjoying doing nothing and to enjoy the break, however she has said she has been so used to having the 11 plus prep and now its over, she feels she has too much time with not much to do other than homework. Are others finding their DC's saying the same things?
Fingers crossed for all parents and their DC's awaiting results next week and hope you all get the results you are hoping for.
I think what will be a challenge for me is deciding whether or not to look at the results before my DD or let her see them first. She has asked that she be the one to open the email/letter to see her results herself, and then there is OUR REACTION (parents), Worse case, I need to be prepared for the result not being as we hoped and will have to try and not let that show in my face as my daughter is quite sensitive to that and I know she will look at my face for a reaction. POKER FACE comes to mind. I am proud of her for all that she has done and all the hard work she has put in and confident that she will do well, but as a human trait, cant help it would naturally be disappointed if the results were not as we had hoped. More for her as she wants to go to a certain GS and this 11 plus journey and the hope for that school originated from her and I as a parent did my bit by supporting her and ensuring she was well prepared and stood the best chance she could have.
She is pretty flexible and does make the best of every situation and would thrive equally as well in any school that she goes to.
I am looking forward to reading all your good news posts next week and hearing all the lovely accounts of your childrens reactions upon first seeing their results and also in general just celebrating the hard work all our children have put in, no matter what the outcome. Our children are all super stars