THE parents of an nine-year-old are spending the last weekend of the summer holidays watching a digital clock count down to 9am on Monday.
Tom and Clare Logan mounted the clock on the wall on Friday July 22nd and have spent most of the last six weeks, while not playing some interminable game, staring while it counts down to zero.
Clare said: “Of course, it’s been wonderful having little James at home and we’ll miss him when he’s gone. I can’t wait to start.
“We haven’t got any real plans for Monday. Tom’s booked the day off work, there’s a case of prosecco in and about 20 or so other parents are coming round, but mostly the house will feel so empty without his childish screams of rage.
“Needless to say we savour every one of the 3,628,800 seconds we spend with our son. Sometimes it seems longer.
“Still, he has to go to school or we’d be sent to prison. Which we’ve considered.”