The Day After The Day Before

24 Aug

My innocent little boy

I should have posted this yesterday but I spent most of it in bed with a sick headache.  Apologies, youngest fruit of my loins.

Yesterday was GCSE results day in the UK: thousands of terrified teenagers arrived early at school without having to be screamed at by their doting parents, to see if all of their hard work was worth it.

In this house, it was.  Spud got excellent results and we love him after all.

To celebrate, he stayed up all night with some of his friends.

No, I don’t get it, either, but I’m not sixteen.

He said that around four a.m. they realised it was a stupid idea but they were committed so they saw it through.  

What character.  Or stupidity.

He had breakfast at six, was home by eight, showered by nine, fast asleep on the couch by nine-fifteen.

Well done, my darling boy.

I have seen the future, and it snores.

My innocent little boy

29 Responses to “The Day After The Day Before”

  1. adinparadise August 24, 2012 at 11:20 #

    Congrats to your Spud, Tilly. I remember the far off days when i could stay out all night and not feel the after effects. 🙂 Hope you’re feeling better today. xx


  2. speccy August 24, 2012 at 11:21 #

    Well done, Spud!


  3. sanstorm August 24, 2012 at 11:22 #

    Congrats 🙂


  4. Elaine August 24, 2012 at 11:25 #

    Congratulations to Spud – both for his exam results and his committment to the task of staying up all night! 🙂


  5. idiosyncratic eye August 24, 2012 at 11:38 #

    Well done Spud! 🙂


  6. vivinfrance August 24, 2012 at 12:02 #

    Sorry about the migraine, Tilly. Well done that Spud. That boy on the sofa looks more like a man every time you post a new pic.


  7. Kiwidutch August 24, 2012 at 12:23 #

    .. and it seemed like only yesterday you were taking him home from the hopital?

    They grow quick, I swear Little Mr grew (noticably!!) in the last 10 days.. but one thing stays the same: they all look like angels when they are sleeping LOL.

    CONGRATULATIONS on the exam results! (and staying up the entire night)!


  8. mairedubhtx August 24, 2012 at 12:34 #

    Congratulations to Spud and I hope your headache is better.


  9. laurieanichols August 24, 2012 at 12:43 #

    Great job Spud! I too used to be able to stay out all night and work the next day. Ah youth, those days left after the sleep deprivation years of having the babies. I hope that your headache went away, certain headaches are so brutal. Have a wonderful day and relax your head.


  10. misswhiplash August 24, 2012 at 13:02 #

    poor old you! hope you have recovered!
    Didn’t the lad do well…and he looks so sweet dreaming away….a few future broken hearts there me thinks!!!!


  11. boomiebol August 24, 2012 at 13:30 #



  12. sharechair August 24, 2012 at 13:33 #

    Congratulations to all of you! 🙂


  13. Al August 24, 2012 at 13:34 #

    Congrats to hard-working Spud and those parents who planted all those seeds of wisdom in his head.


  14. SchmidleysScribbling August 24, 2012 at 13:44 #

    Hope your headache is better. I would snore too, if I had a safety pin in my septum. Tell me he didn’t do this. Dianne


  15. grannymar August 24, 2012 at 15:04 #

    Well done Spud! And Congratulations to the parents who produced two fine and brilliant young men.


  16. Pseu August 24, 2012 at 16:13 #

    Congratulations Spud! (Scout too did well 🙂 )


  17. SidevieW August 24, 2012 at 16:33 #

    Well done Spud!


  18. gigihawaii August 24, 2012 at 17:31 #

    Congrats and aloha from Hawaii, Spud. Hope you feel better now, Tilly.


  19. aleafinspringtime August 24, 2012 at 21:18 #

    Oh congratulations Spud! I can tell you’re a wee proud of that boy Tilly! Hugs, Shaz


  20. barb19 August 25, 2012 at 02:21 #

    Well done Spud! Love the pics!


  21. musings August 25, 2012 at 06:43 #

    Yae! Congratulations! That is so wonderful. Now you can all relax. Getting some sleep might be good for your headache too.


  22. Three Well Beings August 25, 2012 at 07:05 #

    Excellent! I wouldn’t go back to being sixteen for anything…oh, not quite true! I wish I could stay up all night! I can’t seem to force those eyes open after a certain time. I hope you feel better, too! Debra


  23. viveka August 25, 2012 at 20:39 #

    Great arrangement you have in your family … your son is out with his friends the whole night and you get the headache. Brilliant … *laughter


  24. jamieonline August 26, 2012 at 20:53 #

    CONGRATULATIONS!!! I remember getting my GCSE results as though it was yesterday…..

    Okay, maybe it wasn’t yesterday – more like 17 years ago. Although I am happy that I was of the GCSE era. 🙂


  25. Perfecting Motherhood August 26, 2012 at 23:08 #

    Congratulations to Spud! If he can’t stay up all night at his age, tell him he’ll be going to bed at 8pm when he turns 30.


  26. Tilly Bud - The Laughing Housewife August 29, 2012 at 11:28 #

    Thank you all, for the good wishes 🙂


  27. sarsm August 29, 2012 at 16:07 #

    Congratulations Spud!! And Tilly! Good to know he has character.


  28. eof737 September 2, 2012 at 09:25 #

    Congratulations Spud! You did your parents proud!!!!!!! 🙂


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