Aug 25, 2006

One down, one to go.

Remember I went "woohoo" (and you, wonderful Internet, woohooed back) a couple of months ago when Daughter#1's university exam scores came out? Our family kept our excitement contained however, because university canidates had to sweat out the summer until the Ministry of Education came back with the formal, conclusive results on August 24. The wait's over and it's official. Kid's in; she managed to get in her school of choice at the University of Athens.

One down, one to go.

Daughter#2 will be starting 7th grade in two weeks and off on her six year journey of high school until she reaches the what-to-do-with-my-life crossroads. She's told us repeatedly over the past couple of years that she wants to become a chef when she grows up. Methinks she's watched one too many "Friends" episodes and idolizes Courteney Cox's role, Monica (a professional chef). Personally, I like Phoebe's character best. Ultra groovy attitude and great outfits. But I digress. Daughter#2 will undoubtedly change her mind many times until university exams. This custom is known as a teenager's prerogative in the "How to deal with teenagers" parenting guidebook handed out at family control centers.

Wishing you all a creative and productive school year, even if you don't have any kids or go to school any more.

I've always considered the start of a new school year much more promising and hopeful than New Year's Day.

Learning, discovering, opening our minds, becoming better people. What better resolution?