Having never been a teen aged boy, I have absolutely no clue what goes on in their heads. Besides the gender issue, my adolescence was worlds and distance from his.
I can tell you that the Mole is brilliant; other people tell me that he is bright, polite, well spoken and charming to have around. He goes out of his way to help others; I wish he would help himself a bit more.
All the moves we have made due to jobs over the years have not been kind to him. Unlike the social butterflyness of the girls, he takes longer to fit in, find friends and his place in that difficult location called a peer group.
This is his last year of secondary school and he is not a happy camper. Neither of us have a good clue as to what is next on his horizon. He tells me that he wants medicine – Paediatrics in specific. Switching from European schools systems’ of educating to the US multiple choice test is difficult at best and extremely challenging.
As a parent, I think we always want the best for our children. Unfortunately, it is not possible to take away all the bumps and bruises of growing and learning. That is probably as it should. But on many days communications can be a real challenge.
Should I just settle for a moderately clean room?