So - after the third person in the space of a week asked me whether DS was going to be taking the 11+ I finally removed my head from the sand and decided I had better take a long impartial look at Year 4 Son and decide if we were going to go through all this again ....
DD is happy enough at the Comp (currently in Year Eight) but there is no denying she is not working at the same standard as friends of hers (whom I had never thought to be any brighter) who are at selective schools.
Importantly, she also says she has no regrets about having tried for the grammar in spite of all the hard work not reaping the hoped for reward.
So - I'm back on the treadmill and dealing with a whole different type of child. And - I'm looking for ways to make it a bit more fun.
DS likes reading (books that come in a series or anything that his friends are reading preferred), computer games (especially minecraft), music (practically any sort) and hates writing.
Any advice, wise ones ...? I think he's brighter than his sister, certainly much quicker witted, but he has an unerring knack of doing the absolute least he can get away with. Plus - we have practically no time at our disposal as I work far more hours that I did back in DD's day.