As a parent I am of course proud of my children’s achievements, big or small. This week I had reason to be super proud of my 17-year-old son Scott. For the past two years he’s been working hard at college and on Tuesday evening he invited me to his presentation.
He has been studying games design which he really enjoys. I got to see and play the game he’s been working on, it was fantastic. Scott is a huge horror movie fan, I think he inherited that from me, although I’m a wuss nowadays and barely watch any. Even with this knowledge I still didn’t realise that it was a horror game he had been working on.
Scott has lived with his Dad since he was 13 so I only get snippets here and there about his life at college. I naively thought I was going to look at art work not play scary games ! I made him promise it didn’t have any zombies in it before I went into the booth to play it.
Despite me barely being able to use the controller I could tell he had worked really hard on his game and put a lot of time and effort in. He has fantastic predicted exam results which he will get in August and an unconditional place at university. I’m just so proud of him, I wish I had half of his confidence at talent at that age.
He will turn 18 in August just in time for his new adventure. I will miss him so much when he goes to university, even more than I do now. I’m also really excited for him to be pursuing a career in an area that he is passionate about.