Exam season rituals

(8 Posts)
Ohtobeskiing Wed 08-Jun-16 17:56:42

We are well into exam season now - this is my sixth consecutive year of GCSEs, AS and A2s so as a family we have evolved some rituals to help everyone survive. Food features heavily with the examinee getting to choose favourite evening meals and particularly breakfasts. Another thing dd likes to do is go out for a walk at about 9pm to help unwind and destress. Anyone else with exam season habits?

Lilaclily Wed 08-Jun-16 17:59:10

6 consecutive years? Crumbs !
My mum was on holiday when my first a level exam was on and she left me a good luck charm bracelet to open on the day, it was a lovely surprise

Mooingcow Wed 08-Jun-16 17:59:38

Food and exercise and an utterly dire box set to get addicted to as a nightly wind-down,

Mine all had very different habits, but an unexpected bit of cake or some fancy highlighters wrapped on the pillow or lavender bath all went down well.

For me, gin. Every time.

Ohtobeskiing Wed 08-Jun-16 19:05:35

Oh yes, box sets! We're working our way through Suits on Netflix.

officerhinrika Wed 08-Jun-16 19:22:37

Isn't it always that there's a heatwave during the exams and the minute they all finish it starts peeing down for the rest of the summer?

Muskey Wed 08-Jun-16 19:29:14

I always put something extra yummy in dd lunch box at exam times and I try not to be asking her to tidy her room until after the exams

TheSecondOfHerName Wed 08-Jun-16 23:03:27

This is my first year of being the parent of a student doing public exams, so it's a bit early to call anything a tradition yet. I did make up a revision / exam kit, which went down well:

Index/record cards
A4 paper & pack of highlighters
Basic watch
Camomile tea bags & rescue remedy
Brain cell cuddly toy & brain-shaped squeezy stress ball
Clear pencil case with new writing equipment

disappoint15 Wed 08-Jun-16 23:07:25

Cooked breakfasts! Today it was cheesy beans on toast, yesterday sausages with poached egg. Tomorrow it is beans and sausages.

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