13 thoughts on “Wordless Wednesday: schoool no more. The end of an era

        • Yes; I want him to explore the world a bit and try out different things. We’re going yo ask a few friends with interesting jobs if they’ll let the kid shadow them for a day or two so he can find out how grown ups spend their days, and we’re thinking of going to the US and Europe early next year (use up some of the Big T’s air points). At the moment the kid is exhausted and content to sleep and catch up with friends. As I’m writing this he’s on the play station with the boy from next door who’s been his friend since they were six.

        • It sounds wonderfully domesticated and normal. Nothing like the teenager angst so much given vent to here.
          Goodonyer for being great parents !

        • Hehe; lots of angst at times. He’s as prone to insecurity and fear and hurt from casual unkindness as the next kid, but for now I’m enjoying his happiness and taking pleasure in the company of my boy-child and another who has been part of the fabric of our lives for so long. Funny to think of them playing with the Lego and riding their bikes around the lawn so long ago.

  1. A watershed moment for both child and parent. Congratulations to you both!! πŸ™‚

    … however I also appreciate that this is a scary time as the ‘what now’ settles in and for the first time, the future has no pre-defined natural course of action.

    In the meantime, hope you both enjoy this time of hard-earned bliss πŸ™‚

    • Hi Joanne. Yes, that is very true, and we have seen glimpses of his fear and anxiety over the future. I’m so pleased that the sculpture project which has consumed me over the last few months is over and I have time to focus on “being there” for my son. Cheers, Su.

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