Wednesday, 13 January 2010

First Day at School - Grade One

Megan started Grade One at Primary School this morning.  She was so sooper excited to get there!  When we got out the car she spotted the Scholar Patrol and asked all about their job.  She asked if they stay there all day.  I told her that they are also Learners at the school and only there until the bell rings for school to start to help the children cross the road safely.  Man, was she impressed with them.  They had their bright reflective bibs and controlled their stop signs with whistle blows.  She was already sussing out the things she could get involved with at the school and she hadn't even gotten to class yet!

Megan took me straight to her classroom (the only one upstairs) and pointed out things along the way.  The kids listen better than the parents do.

She immediately went her table with her name on, put her bag down, put her chair bag on her chair and packed out all her things.  She said hello to her Teacher and smiled from ear to ear.  There was a little boy sitting next to her at her table and he was clearly not impressed and very upset.  She just checked him out with raised eyebrows and carried on sorting through her things.  My little independent girl.

I took some photos of her in her classroom then she said "Enough pictures, mummy.  You can go now".  We kissed goodbye, I reminded her about the after-care and that they will come and fetch her.  She said "I know, Mum".  At that point it was clear it was my cue to 'exit stage left'

I waved to her through the window and felt a lump grow in my throat.

I sucked it in until I got to the car, I lit up a fag and burst into tears.  I cried all the way to work and when my cell phone rang and it was My Boerewors, I could hardly talk to him, I was bubbling so much.  He said she's settled in fine,  you should be happy.  I said "I am happy!" though lots of tears, snot and gruff voice.  He laughed at me.

The minute I talk to anyone about it at work, I get emotional.  Gosh, I seem to be a blithering idiot.

My baby is finally out in the big wide world and she'll do great.  She's so eager to please and confident in herself.  She couldn't have smiled wider.

Eager Beaver!

Perhaps she wouldn't smile so wide if I told her she has 12 years of school ahead of her!  and thats not including teritary studies and varsity...

One step at a time, Mummy.



Have a cuppa...she'll be fine without you.

Megan at her table

The three girls

Megan in her classroom

Waiting at the gate to go...

Megan and her massive school bag
(luckily its on wheels)

My three favourite peeps

Megan's new heros : The Schola Patrol


kirstyb said...

ah bless her at least she didnt cry! xxxx

Mandy said...

WELLLL....... Just reading your blog, brought tears to my eyes too....sooooo special......give her a HUGE Hug from me tonight...

Anonymous said...

Natasha ent to Gr12 and when I read your story I also got a lump in my throat for you. You must remember there will be many more instances were you will get the same feeling lump in your throat. Yes Megan is starting and Natasha is finishing school. Good luck and many more happy tears and lumps mommy!!!! Irene

SM said...

Gosh, I remember how hard it was to let them go........I'm still working on it. I still get a twinge when I leave the youngest in 2nd grade and the oldest in 8th grade. I still wish I was changing diapers and they were all mine.

Hang in there, it gets easier and you'll hug them twice as much because you missed them and they missed you! muah! from this side of the world.

SM said...

OMG thought but didn't mention that those babies are soooooooo cute and the mary janes are my favorite!!!!!

Marcelle said...

Its such a big day for us mommies, I felt like you with all my kids and they were * go now * but think going to creche ( in those days ) and then pre-primary they so used to * going to school *

WhisperingWriter said...

How sweet.

I'm glad she did so well.

Winters Reaper said...

so sweet...

they never stay young that long

Shane at Environmental Health-Wellness-Beauty,LLC said...

Love the bangs first of all. That is sooo adorable. She ;ooks so cute in the pictures. I feel your pain. Mine is still here for a year and a half then she will be off to "real" school. you have done a great job to already have a love of learning instilled in her.

lettice said...

I was emotional yesterday and Logan is only going to big school in 3 years:)

Well done Megan! Well Done Mom!

Shayne said...

Such a proud mummy moment.

She is quite happy tho and that's what makes it harder for us mum's to let go (going thru a similar thing with my eldest going to hostel) and i'm the one struggling, not her.

She does look very impressed with it all tho!

KK said...

Awww, what a big girl!

cat said...

Oh gosh, they grow up way too fast! And so brave. Good job mommy!

Laura said...

It is an emotional day isnt it.

She looks tooo cute Gillian.

Glad it went well!


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