I just have to share the following surreal moment which happened this morning as I drove DS, Year 8, to the school bus on the morning of his first exams (History and DT with revision periods in between). I suggested (sorry, Amber
) that he might put his ipod away and do a little revision. He finished his game and duly took out a book from a very empty looking rucksack.
He began testing himself out loud and I listened expecting to hear facts about the civil war etc. Instead he reeled off a series of names of rivers and acronyms for countries, their relative positions on a world map etc. Eventually I could bear it no longer and inquired gently whether it might be more useful to revise History or DT. I've only brought my Geography book was the reply!! This despite the fact we had his revision timetable out last night and the last thing I did was give him his History book!! When I asked whether this was an accident or deliberate he refused to be drawn. Goodness knows how I'll survive his GCSEs!!
Good luck to anyone else whose DCs have exams coming up.
PS It's a tad early for a glass of chardonnay so I may have to hit the chocolate.