For weeks, I have been preparing her by talking to her about school, showing her school things we've bought for her, talking about her teachers. Even more so during the last week, so that she knew what was coming.
Gosh, there was quite a list of supplies we had to buy for school, from crayons to puzzles to tissues to toilet paper, black bags, sunscreen, paper and glue - not to mention lunchboxes, backpack and a sunhat. Luckily the two grannies helped lots with the shopping.
I've had mixed emotions about this day - I've been so used to Mia being home with me for more than 3 years, we're really so attached to each other. She's definitely ready for school in terms of needing more stimulation than I can offer her at home with learning, activities and friends. It's such a big step - the beginning of her school career until she's 18 and beyond! I'm so proud of her, and I really, really hope she's having a good time! My little sensitive soul, I hope the teachers and kids are gentle with her...
Last night I got her backpack and supplies all ready:
This morning I packed her lunchbox: marmite sarmies, a vienna and grapes:
I woke her up just after 7am, with a tray of tea, cookies, some flowers from the garden and a card for her.
All ready for school:
Such a brave lil girl, gave me a special hug and kiss and sat down at her table where her name is, and her little picture where all her things are is a rainbow. Cute!
Wish I could be a fly on the wall.
Hope it continues to be so easy to drop her off each morning!
She's going to go to school every morning Mondays - Fridays, from 8am til 12h30.
I feel quite at a loss, very strange having quiet time at home on my own! Nala the dog kept running to the garage, looking for Mia, as though I forgot her in the car. ;-)
I'm trying to contain myself, but think I will send her teacher an sms soon and ask how it's going. ;-)
Now I have 3 months of mornings to myself to see clients, go exercise, do shopping, catch up online, etc... And then everything we've done in the last three years starts all over again with a newborn. Wow!