The predictable back to school post!
We turned up dutifully for high school orientation last year along with the other mums and year 6 kids. Unlucky Ben, first things people said to him were 'do you have a sister here named Bethany, you look so much alike!' (bahahahaha) and "are you really only in year 6? you're heaps taller than me'. Story of his life from now on, I think.
So I'm thinking, 1) anything that Ben gets up to is going to be reported straight back to his senior school sister. There is a seniority level here, and I am positive the other kids will be happy to share with her. Watch out Ben if madame finds out you have been in trouble, you will be in for a telling off in front of your friends. 2) There will be no privacy for Ben this year, after enjoying the freedom of a Bethany-free primary school. Between the giveaway look-alike-looks and the lack of privacy to get on with being a nerd with his mates, his high school social life looks like it will be restricted until Bethany has finished year 12. Perhaps a good thing.
Bethany has started year 11, the beginning of end of her school life (sob). Well, only another 2 years to go. Besides the perks of a crisp white shirt and different tartan skirt to the rest of the junior school, there is also the responsibility of deciding what she will do when she grows up (oxymoron, I know). When homework starts it will be the end of the social excursions she has been enjoying, plus she will be doing a couple of TAFE courses this year. Doesn't matter baby, still some time to enjoy your youth but would love to see a little more application this year.