I say this because at this present moment in time I have 2 very stressed out kids, this is due to the fact that The Teenager is taking her GCSE exams and The Whirlwind is sitting his SATS all this week.
Now, if you do the maths you will see that.....
2 x Kids (each needing help with revision)
+ 1 Mummy (who is now an expert in Prime numbers and the genetic structure of our DNA )
/ Housework, ironing,cooking dinner and dog walking
- My Marbles
= Mummy needing Gin & Tonic a lot earlier than usual.
By the time The Husband gets home from work I am wearing a kind of glazed look (oh no...wait a minute....that's because I am drunk).
The Whirlwind on the other hand being a boy has to be
The Teenager has a beautiful pencil case filled with everything needed for the exams.....The Whirlwind has a crappy stumpy pencil in his trouser pocket and an eraser in the other one.
It has to be said that being a stay at home mum has slightly fuddled my once very active brain and suddenly being faced with a GCSE Biology book was quite frankly sodding scary. I don't remember all this stuff when I did Biology, all I remember is being totally grossed out when our teacher used to bring in dead things for us to dissect, I used to wonder if she got up an extra hour early to look along the roadside for dead creatures or if she had actually bred these things for dissection and then on the morning of the lesson smacked them over the head with a blunt instrument and packed them up for us.
Either way, it was gross !!
Anyway, my fuddled brain is actually stirring and I can feel it gently waking up and actually understanding some of this stuff......Until yesterday I had no idea that we had 23 pairs of chromosomes, the only thing concerning pairs that I knew was that I had 23 pairs of shoes.
So onwards and upwards I must go and embrace the whole revision/torture sessions I am having to partake in each evening. I will get them through this and I will look composed and calm throughout this process. Tonight however is Physics and English and I am not sure if I will have a clue what they are talking about.
Lots of Love