As you may have noticed, I haven’t posted for a few days. A couple of things have bought me up short.
The first was our Youngest, as you know, he went off to University last September, we have had him back in a regular basis, and it was becoming more regular.
After me asking a few questions, he finally broke down and admitted that he hated being at Uni, 2 of his housemates were giving Youngest and another lad that lived there an awful time, nothing major, but continuous, nasty behaviour making the 2 lads feel isolated and unable to come out of their rooms.
He also, is not enjoying his course, when he was applying for Uni, he was torn between Primary Teaching and Business Management, and as he had done so well in his A level Business Management, he chose that, and now says that he almost immediately regretted his choice, but was worried about telling us.
My immediate reaction was to get him home, an acquaintance of ours had the dreadful news just before Christmas that her daughter had taken her own life at Uni, and that terrified me – so he is home.
He is being very proactive, and has already been accepted for an Early years teaching degree, if he wishes to take it up and is working to pay for his rent, which he is still committed to till September.
The second thing was that I did not notice the issue, we felt so bad that our 18 year old child had left home and was having such a sad time and didn’t want to tell us as he didn’t want us to worry.
We have agreed that he is the one that has to make the final decision but whatever he decides, he will have our full support and he knows that he can tell us anything.
So at present, I am not empty nested, and I will be carrying on with my blog, but it will no long be daily, as much as I love doing it, my family is more important.
I will keep you updated on Youngest over the next few months – and thank you for your concern – you are lovely people x