My worst fears!
DS - a good 'all rounder', has excelled himself in Art in his first year at senoir school and is 'top' of his year with 99% (indie school). The art teacher did talk about it at parent's evening....'talented, natural ability,..' but I had my imaginary fingers in my ears and was singing la la la'
Sorry for offending any fellow artists (Yes I am one too), but I so wanted DS not to have the artists family streak. (I am an artist, my mother and great grandfather were 'known' artists).
He has thus far managed to avoid anything to do with art (bar junk modelling at primary school) and has always said he doesn't like drawing or painting and I have never really encouraged him, except for the fact that he sees me working every day. But now under what can only be described as excellent tuition he has 'discovered' that he can draw.
I just want him to have a proper profession
Of course now I am encouraging him with all the right noises, but deep down I just dont want him to do this.
I expect I will get lots of replies saying just let him get on with what he enjoys, but I can see that he could follow may routes - he is also good at maths and sciences and is second in the year at English too.....I just don't think it can carry on like this - being good at all (diverse) subjects and I am so hoping that he doesn't veer towards art.
Just wondering if anyone else is in anything like this situation?
I know I should ignore my wishes and desires for my DS, but at the moment I just can't