All posts tagged: teenager

Yes she’s Mine

When people look at Hollie and I they never ever believe she is my daughter, she looks a little older and I look a little younger maybe. I always feel rather defensive when people ask “wow is she yours” I always follow that with ” I was 20 when I had her” I’ve always looked younger, I never tried to get in bars under age I just got laughed at, it was something I hated growing up, now it’s not so bad though! I guess it’s not just the way I look but it’s the way I feel, I don’t feel 36 next month. I am mentally young, I like all kinds of music, I still listen to Radio 1 through choice! I borrow Hollies clothes, I have her dungarees on again today, I have been warned not to do this clearly still pushing the boundaries as well. I love the odd night out and my one true love… festivals! Nothing beats a bit of D&B in a field, admittedly I can’t do it for …

The GCSE Journey Begins…..

  Its that time in Hollies life that she gets to choose what it is she wants to do with the rest of her life, the make or break moments of GCSE’s the part of your teenage years that pretty much make you feel sick for 2 years. The grueling slog of course work and then a lovely exam to finish it off, although without a doubt it is one of the first biggest decisions you have to make and the pressure that still comes attached to it is still so huge and still so scary. It somehow makes me feel as uneasy as it did 20 something years ago when I was sat with a piece of paper wondering what the hell it all meant and where I was heading. Hollie has been talking about her GCSE options since she first went into year 7, she’s always been very driven and she hates failure which sometimes makes her put a lot of pressure on herself. It doesn’t help that she can be a very …