We got the Loud Lanky Lad's GCSE results today and, as expected, we had hoped for a little more! Poor lad isn't best served, of course by being book-ended by two high-achieving feisty girls (I didn't do this on purpose, honest) but he does suffer from that uniquely exasperating combination: huge ability coupled with pathological laziness.
He may be beautiful and personable (and tall, of course) but as I keep saying to him "Bruno, it isn't enough to be pretty and charming". He looks at me blankly and I guess all the messages he gets are that, actually, his mother is out of touch, and it might just be enough after all.
Reinventing Coronation Street: Urban Splash's Chimney Pot Park
On this very theme, they've already accepted him into the sixth form, even though he didn't get the number of A-grades they say they require. So I guess it could have been worse...and all my friends who have lads the same age say this is completely normal as "he's a boy, what do you expect?" (I'm not sure how much comfort this imparts, actually, I think this apartheid between girls and boys is a symptom of a serious societal malaise). Of course I can't help but want to give him a bit of a shake.
Hey..... what's the betting that it's him - of my three - who becomes rich and famous? Life is indeed very strange.
Wonderful to hear from my old friend, Guy Lambert, at Countryside Properties on the blog and great to discover that that truly great man, Alan Cherry, is also a blogger. He was always game, Alan (bet he got his A grades in his exams).