The most time and mind consuming subject right now is the minefield of viewing Middle Schools for our Luca. Yikes! I can recall his first day at pre-school with the tears shed (by me). Now he's 11 and has been through a Dutch school system, English international school and now IB PYP (InternationalBaccalaureate Primary Years Programme) here in the US. The next step is here...
Both the Huzz and I were educated in the UK (more than a few years ago!) and it all seemed so straight forward and uncomplicated back then. You sat your Eleven Plus examination in your final year at Elementary school. If you passed you went to the local Grammer school. If you didn't pass you went to the local secondary / comprehensive school. Done. I'm not saying that was the best way, it's just the way we did it back in the day!
And then of course there are the private schools which is another kettle of fish entirely!
Decisions and an application need to be in by next Friday.
Pass the wine please!
I have been relaxing in the evenings working my way through two seasons of Girls. Loved it. Great characters. Great writing. Funny and real. Four very different 20 somethings in NY, struggling financially, trying to work out their life and their love lives. Bad sex. Bad clothing. Not SATC at all. Lena Dunham is a great actress, writer and director, and I love the character Adam. Recommended.
Hope your week is going well. And we're nearly at the weekend! Yay!