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Thursday is looming, how are things in your household?

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LoafofSellotape Wed 14-Aug-19 14:56:27

Tomorrow is results day, at last!

Ds is like cat on a hot tin roof,he can't settle at all.

How is everyone else doing?

Roll on tomorrowsmile

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BlueCowWonders Wed 14-Aug-19 14:57:18

Full on avoidance here grin

BlueCowWonders Wed 14-Aug-19 14:58:25

Can’t talk about tomorrow but we’re all over the place skirting around it

Tensixtysix Wed 14-Aug-19 15:00:57

DD has her AS level results to collect tomorrow. Only then will she find out if she can carry on with her second year doing A levels at college and we might even get a timetable.
She's quite calm about it. But it's annoying that she has at least a 3 hour round trip to get a piece of paper!
...No, she's not going to wait for it to be posted.

scarecrowhead Wed 14-Aug-19 15:01:31

Nervous - and it's also his 18th birthday !

hanahsaunt Wed 14-Aug-19 15:05:34

Tense ... doors are being slammed ... everyone is doing everything wrong including breathing! Full-on catastrophising ... wonder how long I can stay at work!

LoafofSellotape Wed 14-Aug-19 15:05:41

scarecrowhead oh no!grin

I bought ingredients for a cake I always make for special occasions and ds asked if I could make it today so it isn't a 'pity cake' (his words) if he doesn't get his first choice. He's putting so much pressure on himself sad

He's tucking into said cake as I type grin

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LoafofSellotape Wed 14-Aug-19 15:07:08

Tense ... doors are being slammed ... everyone is doing everything wrong including breathing! Full-on catastrophising ... wonder how long I can stay at work!

We've had that all summer, totally out of character tbh, although he is a bit fiery this has been full on.

I would stay at work if I were youwink

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hanahsaunt Wed 14-Aug-19 15:11:34

Ha! A pity cake sounds marvellous! He was fine whilst busy - just the lovely things have come to an end and the last week he's had nothing else to think about. Doesn't help that cousins got results last week (Scotland) and did exceptionally well - just adds to (self-inflicted) pressure.

Megan2018 Wed 14-Aug-19 15:14:05

From the other side of the fence as someone working in HE and currently prepping for Clearing - it is all fine, it all will be fine. We repeat this on repeat until we believe it......

In all seriousness - if you want a year where your DC can fuck up this is it - decline in birth rate means Universities falling over themselves to get places filled. Very few HEIs expect to hit target. Tariffs will be dropping to get bums on seats. All will be well.

Good luck!

LoafofSellotape Wed 14-Aug-19 15:24:13

I just said to ds that he could have a gap year if he wants and take stock and he gave me a withering look and said "I just CAN'T live here a moment longer"

Dramatichmm grin

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hanahsaunt Wed 14-Aug-19 15:56:29

I don't think that ds is appreciating the responses I have been sending through to his most recent text which read WHAT AM I GOING TO DO WITH MY LIFE. He's 2 all over again ...

Propertyfaux Wed 14-Aug-19 16:00:41

Just replied on other thread, things are much calmer after reading Edexcel leaked grade boundaries. He is feeling much more confident with maths.

Peridot1 Wed 14-Aug-19 16:00:48

DS is not stressed apparently. I am!

He is taking a gap year so hasn’t applied to uni so no place to lose at this stage.

He is not planning to wake up until 9 tomorrow. Think I will have no fingers left by then let alone nails!

munemema Wed 14-Aug-19 16:05:28

Ridiculously complacent. He doesn't need particuarly high grades for what he wants but even so.

Mind you, he was very relaxed about his driving test this morning too and he passed that!

bengalcat Wed 14-Aug-19 16:08:05

Can’t wait - should have results before I leave for work I think . Kid looking forward to it all being over so she can make plans re accommodation etc .

whereshalligo Wed 14-Aug-19 16:13:03

Pretty relaxed ds here, although I'm pretty annoyed as he could access his college results online at 6.30 but can't remember his password. So it's track and then the old fashioned envelope for Ds. He's having a gap year having deferred but needs to meet his conditions tomorrow.

pumpkinpie01 Wed 14-Aug-19 16:13:36

I have been told not to mention it , she has an unconditional offer so no pressure I suppose!

pumpkinpie01 Wed 14-Aug-19 16:43:16

Has everyone had their student finance entitlement letter or are they not sent out until after results day and places are confirmed ? We applied months ago.

PandorasWhiskers Wed 14-Aug-19 17:13:39

Need AAB n he’s not sure if he got that. Maths FM n physics It’s like Christmas here but with no Santa Claus (anticipation with the possibility of true disappointment)

I think I might have to crack open the Christmas Eve G&T to make it through though his course is on clearing so fingers n toes crossed.

I wish he’d take a year out though n travel so there are up sides if he doesn’t get the grades he needs

pasanda Wed 14-Aug-19 18:01:47

Ds is so laid back. He's currently asleep!
Probably because he's taking a gap year and if he doesn't get his firm or insurance has said he'll just reapply!
Easy as........ (apparently!)

pasanda Wed 14-Aug-19 18:02:25

I REALLY want to go with him tmrw tho but he's not so keen. The suspense is killing me!

scarecrowhead Wed 14-Aug-19 18:09:34

Mine needs AAB but his first choice uni has just published their clearing list and they're asking BBB for his course.

Purplepooch Wed 14-Aug-19 18:17:26

I am very nervous for tomorrow. DS seems calm but inpatient now to know. He is very invested in his firm, and less so with other options which makes me very concerned.

LIZS Wed 14-Aug-19 18:25:45

Dd rather quiet today, I've resorted to cleaning and chocolate!

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