Big brother's hand me down hat!
.... on our first day back at school!
I thought you might enjoy a little tour of our first day back at our school......well my boys' school but I
So school is back. I didn't realise how much my boys had grown over the holidays until I saw them all scrubbed up in their uniforms, hats back on, shoes polished. My big one started in the middle school (yrs 7-9) so he has a different hat and socks and a different winter uniform with blazer. He looks different, taller.... more serious..... more responsible.
After the customary 'what I am looking most forward to at school this year video' by Dad, we set off early to get a park and enjoy the settling in experience.
Yep that's him walking into the big school. The Year 7 bulding is hiding behind those palm trees ahead..... a little oasis tucked away.
We walked big brother into his section of the school and he immediately disappeared with his friends. Little one was rather forlorn about his brother taking off on his new path so we found him again and I asked if we could do farewells and kisses (in front of his friends) before we headed back to the Prep School for little one's settling in.
Clutching hug from little brother
I was met with a rather nervous 'no way' (translation: "please don't embarass me in front of my friends") ... "bad luck", I said, going in for the big smooch, completed with a red lipstick stain on the cheek.....total 'Malcolm In The Middle' style (when he got home, he admitted that he didn't mind my smooch in the least). Little one did a final clutching hug and then we were gone... back to the Prep School.
Heading back to the Prep School. Little one's classroom is on the second level verandah of that beautiful building in front. It's old and the verandah has a real slope to it! It was the first building built on the site, back in the early 1900's.
We met our lovely teacher and caught up with all our friends......even had time for a very quick photo before Mum and Dad headed off to a QUIET little coffee shop to celebrate the start of another very busy school year. Gee, I got a lot of work done yesterday! .... but I missed them so.
PS. Feedback from the first day: both were so excited they couldn't get their words out fast enough. Big one is so excited about the complex new locker system... codes and complicated lock that he mastered first time of course. He couldn't believe that he gets to walk freely around the school and to lessons... he's very excited about the freedom. Little one: "Mum, she noticed me, she noticed me being good and gave me a 'good signature' (prep school reward for being good.... the red coloured ones you don't want to get)...on the first day!"