Thursday, January 28, 2010

Bring it on

TD's 1 & 2 both started back at school yesterday - both seniors, which is just mind-blowing.  They came home yesterday with their timetables and new school diaries and I was a little more than evious of them to be back!  I enjoyed going over their diaries which give them tips on revision and study practices, tick boxes for important tasks and inspiring quotations.  I also enjoyed looking over their subjects - Drama, Legal Studies, Health and Physical Education, English!!!!  I am the eternal nerd but I know my time is coming soon.

No. 1 son started this morning and I shed a silent tear as I realised my baby is in year 6 and doesn't really need me that much anymore.  I went up with him to carry his new books and to help him find his classroom.  I was the only parent there.  Everyone else dropped their child off and left them to fend for themselves.  It's time for me to start living my own life a little bit more.  Bring on University.

I printed off my course outline for Film and Screen - I get to watch a movie before each lecture!  Mostly Hitchcock - double"!!"  I'm glad I decided to do 3 subjects this semester - it will be just enough to keep me from boredom but not too much to get my stress levels out of control (I hope).  My study corner is still sans writing desk although I have found one (and some great accessories), I just need to get well enough to go out and get it.

Every mother at some time or another dreams of having a little more freedom from their children, usually when they're little but it all just happens so darn quickly.


  1. Just wrote a long insightful comment and lost it grr!- I will try again later.

  2. Once your study area is done please post some photos! I love looking at where people write & study. The Guardian (British Newspaper) ran a series of 'writers rooms' for a while and I used one as inspiration for my study.

    It is lovely when the children become independent. I can rely on mine to get themselves up for school, get breakfast and make their packed lunches without me nagging them, not the same with the clearing up though! I do sometimes fuss a bit, but only because I miss them needing me so much - that lasts for abut 5 mins then the memories of toddler twins & a 5 yr old kick in and I am back to normal!

    Three subjects is about right, that's what I did when I first switched to part time. I slowed down a bit too much after that though and found it hard to focus, so I think you are on the right lines.


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