My brother and sister in law
Took Ma to London to see the Van Gogh exhibition and to see James and Circe.Within minutes of getting into the taxi with James he was telling me how I’m always negative about my children, always putting them down, expecting the worst. Ma said that I ‘sit upon them’. He said I don’t listen to them, I don’t know them. Then the taxi driver turned on some classical music. What a relief. I told him I’m a realist, not a pessimist and then listened to the music. This was all because I told him that I didn’t have high expectations of Apple in his GCSE exams.
At lunch I told Circe Apple was taking his GCSEs and that we were cool with how things went for him, either way. She said she understood; after all, her cleaner has a son who is doing an apprenticeship at the local café and she’s so proud of him. He’s going to be the deputy manager and that makes her very happy. After all, they don’t have high flying friends, no bankers, lawyers or doctors there, so they are happy with the café.