I’m delighted to confirm, as it has been reported in the papers (I slipped and mentioned it on Radio 5), that in early November Mrs MSE and I are expecting an MSE Junior. Like most first-time parents we don’t care whether it’s a boy or girl, just as long as it’s healthy and happy.
I’m very excited about it, and already annoying Mrs MSE by talking at her beautiful growing tummy to have conversations with MSE Junior.
It also makes me more determined to get financial education on the curriculum. We got the House of Commons debate last year after the financial education in schools petition hit 100,000 signatures, as well as a promise from the Schools Minister that it would be investigated as part of the curriculum review.
My aim is to try to keep pushing for it to happen, and now I’ve a personal deadline – I want it to be before MSE Junior starts school (of course I’ll be educating him/her myself at home too). Formalised education in how money works is long overdue. The support for financial education is overwhelming, it’s just getting politicians to press the button that’s tough.
PS. And just to confirm, contrary to what some websites are saying, this is our first child. See my old Mythical reports that I have a daughter blog.