Thursday, 4 September 2008

First day!

The day finally came.
The day that my first born, the little teeny tiny baby girl that I was holding what only seemed like yesterday, the day she starts her adventure at school and the day I make a complete fool of myself.

She was very excited about it all. Especially about her new school shoes. She takes just after her mother.
See, look at the shiny shoes. I would have given up my sweets for them when I was little.

She then got carried away with all the photos and got a bit too excited.

We got to the playground and the excitement was still there. Then finally the headmaster blew his whistle to let the children know to get in their lines ready to go in.

I stood in the line with her, as did all the other mums. M wanted to give her teacher her dinner money envelope but then when she finally approached her, she became a bit starstruck and stopped. The teacher ushered her in and all was well.

Well with M anyway. I lost it. I saw a little boy who didn't want to go in and was upsetting his mum. That just did it for me. I tried my best to keep it back as other parents were acknowledging us leaving the playground. As we got onto the road I said to L, "I think I'm going to have a little cry whe whe whe waaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh".

Cue sobs of uncontrollable tears and an embarrased husband.

I am really going to have to learn to get my hard hat on with this parenting lark. I am not cut out for this kind of thing at all. Happy, fun things I can do emotional bits I cannot. I dread to think what I'll be like when they all move out.

I hope all of you whose little ones started school this week have had a good experience and that they enjoyed it.


10 comments:

Katy said...

I bawled my heart out when G started school. It's your job as a parent to bawl ;)

jillytacy said...

Cloe,
The picture are fabulous! So cute! I'm usually very sentimental but not about the drop off at school. I think because I was(correct that am again) a preschool teacher I know that 5 minutes after the parents leave, the kids stop crying and start having a blast. Of course I'll be crying when it comes to the leaving home forever thing!
In a few days the school drop off it be easy and won't even bother you...you might even look forward to it! Lol!

CalicoDaisy said...

She looks darling. I love the uniform, and the shoes look great! -- Michele

Suzanne Vaughan said...

Awww, it does get easier! She looks sweet in her uniform.

Miaou said...

Awww! I must be hard-nosed, I didn't even whimper when I left Calum at nursery for the first time a couple of weeks ago, just skipped out grinning! (I think it's the cute uniform that does it!)

- said...

Love to see the uniform. My son also wears a uniform to school, but that is something you don´t see often anymore around here.
She loks wonderful.

Lucy Locket-Pocket said...

What absolutely adorable pictures - what a cutie! I bet she had a brilliant day - I promise you, it does get easier! Lucy x

silverpebble said...

I have all this to come and it's daunting. I think those parents who didn't feel emotional are the strange ones and your reaction was completely normal. Hope she had a great day and came home full of exciting tales. Emma x

Sandra Evertson said...

What a little doll!
Sandra

Ayama-chan said...

Adorable photos. Seems like she was psyched to go to school. Can't imagine what it will be like in 4 1/2 years time for me. One might have to take it on the chin, after all, I was the child who turned around and uncermonial said to my mum, 'I wish you would go home, you are spoiling my fun.' First day of school? She waved me off at the school gate because I forbade her to cry when I was going to go have so much fun.