The First Day At School

Today was the start of a new chapter in our crazy little lives, today Pops started school.

Now although she went to playgroup four days a week, its still a big change. I mean playgroup is right next door, I could hear her playing outside when we went into the garden and I just had to pop in for a coffee when I wanted to see her. I could take her out of playgroup when I needed to and on the days I wanted her home, she could stay home without concern.

Now its different. Now we have to play by the rules and she has to go off and start her own life. I can’t drop in randomly and this is like a forever thing. Well for like 12 or so years anyway and I am not sure that she really quite gets that yet.

I know there were more tears from me than her. But I did make sure I didn’t show her this, me being a snotty mess would have been the most unuseful thing ever. I held her hand as long as I could and felt her little squeezes when she started get a little nervous, but all in all, she was so brave.

Much braver than her Mother who sobbed in the car.


Anyway, here are some photos from before she left…

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As you can see, she has not quite got the hang of posing.

She had a good afternoon and did some drawing and even wrote her name which she loves doing. I am proud, sad, pleased, scared, and all those other emotions we Mothers feel, but I will also really miss her being not being home and not being my full time partner in crime.