Appreciate The Problems You “Dont” Have

July 27th, 2012

Exam results are published next month. Whether you are a nail biting student or a demented parent, dont worry ! At this stage worrying will make no difference to the outcome. And things are not always as bad as they may seem.

A Mum finds a letter propped up against her sons pillow–


‘Dear Mum.
I had to elope with my new girlfriend, because I wanted to avoid a scene with Dad and you. Don’t worry Mum, I’m 15 and know how to take care of myself.
I’ve been finding real passion with Stacy, she is so nice but I knew you would not approve of her, because of all her piercings, tattoos, her tight Motorcycle clothes and because she is so much older than I am, (in fact she’s only a year younger than you).  But it’s not only the passion, Mum. She’s pregnant., (with triplets). Stacy said that we will be very happy. She owns a trailer in the woods and has a stack of firewood for the whole winter.
Stacy has opened my eyes to the fact that marijuana doesn’t really hurt anyone. We’ll be growing it for ourselves and trading it with the other people in the commune.
And Mum, there  is a possibility that the police might come to see you, tell them, “I didn’t mean to start the fire.”  Also, I blame the bank for agreeing to give me an overdraft, I think they now realize that dad and I have the same christian name. Tell dad, I’ll pay it back somehow, its only £45,000. I have enclosed the first fiver towards the debt in this envelope.
Someday  me and Stacey will be back to visit, so you can get to know your many grandchildren.
Love from your son,
P.S. Mum, none of the above is true. I’m over at Jason’s house, chillin out.
I just wanted to remind you that there are worse things in life than the school report that’s on my desk.
I love you!
Call, when it is safe for me to come home.’
After reading that lot, you wouldn’t give a toss about exam results, would you? Well, I certainly wouldn’t. That said, good luck to my daughter Elise and all the first year students at Southampton Solent. And to my son  Jack and  his girlfriend Hayley at Esher College. Also fingers crossed for my niece Katie and her chums at Fairfield High.

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Posted in: From the Author by Molly Hopkins on July 27th, 2012

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