Am overflowing with pride following her GCSE results…a cornucopia of As and Bs and a BTEC distinction in IT…..
Me: So so so so proud of you!!
She grunts but I catch a half-smile before she has time to hide it….
Me: The world is your Oyster…not Oyster as in the card…but Oyster as in the world…it’s so exciting…
She looks at me askance…..
Daughter: It’s no big deal…they’re just GCSE’s..
Me: It IS a big deal….take that from someone who failed miserably in her O Levels….including Maths for which I received a U.
Daughter: So you were huge and thick when you were my age.
Me: I was academically challenged and plump.
Daughter: Anyone who thinks Maths revision is counting how many Mars bars they can eat before bed time is thick mum.