Monday, February 02, 2009
First Day of School!
Today was the big day! Matilda started kindy today and Grace is now in what she calls "proper" school, year 1! Milly was so excitied, she was awake at 6.15, had her breakfast and all dressed by 7. Grace on the other hand was getting out of bed at 7.05! She was offering Milly little pearls of wisdom about life at school as she ate her toast. "Don't kiss any of the boys otherwise you'll have to go to the Boss's office" and "You have to wear you hat when you are outside playing. No hat means no play, that's the rules!"
We walked up to school today, or rather they skipped and ran. We went to Grace's class first, she got settled in her desk, put all her new stuff in her pigeon holes, said hello to the people in the class that she knew, she was very impressed that the drawer under her tray slid out and she could put her pencil case in it! She was happy for us to stay for 10 minutes and then I asked, "Do you want me to go now?" and she replied, "Yes, you can go." Thats my big year 1 girl!
Then off to Milly's room. Her class shares the same playground as Grace's class last year so Milly is totally familiar with the play equipment outside as we were up there twice a day all last year. And it turns out that she will have a different teacher for each day and her Monday teacher is one of Grace's teachers from last year as well, so she already knows her, she is quite at home already.
It felt really strange to be walking back home myself and I didn't feel sad at all till I rung Daz to tell him how it all went. Milly is only in kindy two days a week, Monday and Tuesday's, so I guess I'll feel back to normal on Wednesday when she is home again. This is the bit of motherhood they don't tell you about when you get pregnant, eventually one day they will go to school and you will be alone from the hours of 9 till 3. But hey, nothing wrong with that at times!