Having been a mix of busy and under the weather I've only had time to skim read the last few prompts for the 30 days of blogging challenge.
As it is designed for businesses to promote themselves I don't feel too guilty about this (and why should I feel guilty about it anyway?) as some of the prompts don't seem relevant to me.
I am also 2 days late with my 7th post, but Wednesday and Thursday have seen me planning lessons and marking until 9.30pm (or later) and I just haven't had the energy or enthusiasm to blog. I don't consider I have 'failed', my 30 days will just take a little longer to complete.
Wednesday also saw me accompany the older-by-one-minute son to the Post 16 open evening at his school. He has no idea what he would like to do next, so I am just encouraging him to take a mix of subjects that he enjoys and perhaps one or two that are 'academic'. We are keeping his options open.
It seems that now I have to worry about what post-16 qualifications they take, because this will affect what 'quality' of university they will get into.
My heart says 'let them do what they enjoy and are interested in' but my head worries whether this will get them into university and more importantly will they get a 'good' job at the end of it?
But I have to accept that it is their life and that my children (who are becoming young men) need to follow their own path through it. So I shall do my worrying in the background and support them in whatever their choices are.
For the younger-by-one-minute son this choice is to do a BTEC Level 3, because his interest is in computers, 3D design and programming. My mother is convinced this will leave him unemployable - she is very 'old school' when it comes to A-levels and doesn't appreciate how education has changed since I was at school *yes I know it was a very long time ago* :)
And I thought I just had to worry about them passing their GCSE's!
It sometimes feels as though we get over one of life's hurdles and another pops up to take its place. But without the down's we wouldn't have the ups to enjoy.
I hope to be back to blogging daily (for the remaining 23 days of the challenge anyway) and am planning on joining in with a few photography/scrapbook memes.
See you there