Son accidentally knocks something off a shelf and it’s smashed. Son is mortified but I try to reassure him that it’s fine. These things happen to everyone. But he’s not happy.
“It’s because I’m stupid. It’s the same as why I am in the bottom set, it’s because I’m stupid. It’s the reason the teachers don’t spend much time with me, it’s because I’m stupid.”
Poor kid. It is so difficult for him. His logical mindset cannot fathom out school politics. He can see kids he consistently gets higher marks than sitting in sets above him. He can see teachers focusing on other children in class – often the disruptive ones. He hears me and the health professionals complaining to school about them not recognising his potential – but nothing happens.
Today homeschooling is looking a likely option. Practicalities still to be worked through. Finances will be a challenge. Maybe looking for a switch in the summer. This allows for one final push with school. Months to sort out the details – plenty of time.
Piece of cake. Talking of a piece of cake.
Our Prime Minister is still telling us that we can do Brexit in a few weeks. Really.
She assures us that they have the best people handling the process. Really.
My Dad wouldn’t have trusted them with a stick of rhubarb never mind the keys to the country.
But our Government does have it uses. They give us so many examples of real stupidity. I told our son about how our Government had decided that we needed extra emergency ferry capacity. The Government decided to give the contract to a company which has never run any sort of transport service and unbelievably doesn’t have any ships….
When our son heard that he smiled and said “Now that is properly stupid. Maybe I’m not as bad as I think I am.”
Son you are brilliantly gifted. Unfortunately the Government is not…..