Category Parenting

Teen Update

If you’ve been following me for a while you’ll remember that my son Louis didn’t go to university along with his peer group. At the eleventh hour he had a change of heart about wanting to be an engineer. Instead…

No Good At Art?

I do wonder about our school system sometimes. Perhaps some of the home educators and alternative models get more of it right. Surely it shouldn’t just be about passing exams or gaining kudos for the institutions. Take P.E. In my…

Sheep

A random tweet that I saw the other day brought back a story from Louis’ early teenage years. It was nearing Christmas or a birthday and I was thinking about present buying. He needed a new phone pronto. The one…

Student Cooking

So Louis, my son, didn’t go away to university this year. He’s still taking his time to decide the career path that his life should take. In the meantime he works in a lovely local fish restaurant and I hear…

Rent

Now my son Louis is of age, working and still living at home I’m asking him to pay rent. After all he’s been sponging off me for the last eighteen years. Did I say that out loud? What I meant…