"Mum I've got the ice cream out "
"Mum can I have Ice cream please "
See I've just got to cut out the middle wo(man) so I said to my son
"Why don't you after you've got ice cream out , why not scoop it yourself ?"
There you have GCSE cookery and won't scoop out his own ice cream ...
But if you think about it , really hard and deeply it is clinging onto that last bit of helicopter parenting before they head off to university next year. I've never been a real helicopter parent I mean I was the one who unceremoniously dumped them at Beavers whilst they were crying and said to my husband
"Let's leg it "
I think that style of parenting is called cave wo(man) parenting where the child battles for their survival ....
And my son he's survived ~ he turns 18 next week so I've done good :D
But he'll be bringing his washing home from university as its £2.00 a wash £1.00 to dry ! that's if he's more local !
Any how's preparing your child for university starts at the welcome talk ~ they can be underwhelming and you would be fogiven for thinking at times you're at a 1980s wedding venue !
All it needed was for Kevin Bacon to leap up and start dancing !!
" Everyone cut Footloose "
But 1980s underwhelming type venues give way to departmental talks and you know they've made the right choice in their subject. And that's the important part knowing they've made the right choice and helping them analyse it all .
And when my son goes next year to university , I'll still be ready to scoop his ice cream . It's his way of saying I think
" You're my mum , forever my mum"
Excuse me I've something in my eye .