Tuesday, January 29, 2008

How do you solve a problem like...?

Dillon's mock exams start this week. These are a practice for his Junior Cert exams in June, which are his first serious examinations. Although these exams aren't important in the long run, his Leaving Cert exams at 18 years will determine which university he will attend, they are a practice and to be taken seriously, ie, turn up on time with all the equipment. Fortunately Dillon will turn up on time with all the equipment, thanks to his mother. Idle chat late last night and I discovered that he didn't know which exams he had today and when he read his timetable I discovered that he had lost his calculator needed for his maths exam. If I hadn't asked him last night he would have gone into school totally unprepared, luckily Joules had a scientific calculator so he'll be prepared but I'm sure I have a few more grey hairs!

16 comments:

Barbara said...

If they aren't that important maybe you should have let him turn up unprepared and suffer the consequences. Easier said than done for most of us mothers.

ChrisB said...

beccy I think this is the artistic temperament showing. Wish him luck from me x

Asha said...
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Asha said...

What's up with these "BOYS"? Yeah, I understand about getting few grey hairs thanks to them!!:D
It's great that you checked before and took care of it! That's what good moms do whether kids like it or not, hoping that one day they will thank us. Good job Beccy!:)
Good luck to him, hope he prepares well for his college. Trisha had high score on her SAT too, will be sitting for another again this year. I am sure she does well.

Alix said...

Phew that was close. Good thing you asked!
Hope he does well in all his exams

Emma in Canada said...

I think Dillon and Taylor are long lost soul mates. If it weren't for the fact that I had her exams on the calendar she would have messed up all four.

Catwoman said...

How fun to have to keep track of everything in your life and for three teenagers! Consider it a really good brain work out! ;)

john.g. said...

Good luck, Dillon!

Karmyn R said...

Well - he will learn quickly enough to keep track of his stuff once he hits college. You won't be there to do it for him!

I hope he does well on all his exams!!

alfaking said...

Ideally when you know in advance when the exams are starting, it's good to check the time table well beforehand. Kids (although in their teens) are what they are, they don't care; maybe they don't gauge the importance on mock exams. I think as parents we have a responsibility for that although it's something the children should care.

Willowtree said...

Ok, he may have been a bit shaky on the prep for the school exam, but he passed the teenage boy qualification exam with flying colours!

Alison said...

My son would forget his head if it wasn't attached. He is only 7 so I imagine it will only get worse...help!!!

Sam said...

I don't think I am in any position to give Dillon exam-taking advice. Because, I totally suck at exams. I hope he does better than I ever did.

Steffi said...

Good luck for Dillon´s exams!Anne is like your Dillon!She knows her first exams start now end of february and end in June but she doing at the moment nothing!She makes me crazy and of course I agree with you -I'm sure I have a few more grey hairs!

lisa's chaos said...

Oh how fun! Exams are always fun, right? I'm glad the calculator ended up not being an issue. :)

elena jane said...

glad mum was keeping an eye out....i hope the practise did him good!!
mind you, mine would have been the same way ;-)