School started on the 1st of February here and I was glad to see them go back I'll admit! Milly looks pleased to go but Grace looks like she wishes she was anywhere else in the world rather than wearing a new uniform about to go to a new school!
As we all expected, Matilda was all smiles and excited to start the day. She loves school. She has a lovely teacher, the perfect pre primary teacher, young, fresh, full of joy and enthusiasm for her little 5 year old charges. She was one of two new girls in her class but that didn't worry her at all, she is now friends with every one and has taken a particular interest in a little Indigenous boy who "Is very shy Mummy, he catches a bus to school with all his brothers and sister, how lucky is he? And sometimes he comes to school with no shoes on, but that's okay cause we are all friends".
And those of you who know Grace in real life would have known that she wasn't at all impressed at leaving her old school and her best friend there. The expression on her face sums up what she thinks of her first day! And this was the best photo I could get out of the ones I took! She was buddied up with a little girl who has been at the school a few years and they became instant best friends by the time the lunchtime siren went.
'So by Thursday she was all smiles. So in all, the first week of school wasn't as bad as I had expected.