Part of the reason I started this website was to keep a record of my last year as a full-time mum. Haven't really posted anything on this as we have just been getting through the uni application process and IB deadlines. As anyone who's been through this with their child knows, it's super stressful! Of all my children Jenny is the most chilled so is taking it mostly on the chin. But even she is finally feeling it. And the stress is manifesting in very weird ways. The other morning when I woke her she was curled up in bed in the foetal position with just a little blanket on her. The duvet was right across the room in the corner. She was freezing! And had a slim memory of knowing she needed to take the duvet off, but didn't know why... Another morning I went in to find out that she'd basically woken in the shower at 3am! I think she was dreaming it was morning, so got up and into the shower and then actually woke up under the water. HA!
Anyway, she met the deadlines for her Extended Essay and IA's, got the UCAS application done and now she's just waiting to see if she's got any offers. As I keep telling her, and any of her friends who'll listen, there's a place for everyone. Even if you get offers, then don't make them, you can call and the uni will often let you in. Equally there's always clearing, with some really good uni places, and in the end you'll end up where you're supposed to be!
Now Jenny can take a breath she's basically sleeping til 1pm every day. I'm letting her get on with it as after the New Year I know there'll be no let up until the exams in May. Go Jenny!!