Thursday, January 14, 2010

First day of pre=school - little one doing well, mom's a mess!

Today was my youngest granddaughter's first day at pre-school. We were bracing ourselves for hysteria, because she has never been away from mommy. Mom owns a nursery school and she has always been with her. It started off with her refusing to put on the school uniform, because it wasn't pink! Eventually Ankie convinced her that it was very pretty and that blue was actually a very nice colour. When it came to the shoes, however, she point blankly refused to put them on. They are very ugly according to her... well, actually, they ARE VERY UGLY!!! Can't say I blame the poor child. As you can see, I couldn't bring myself to photograph those shoes, just in case they end up in a scrapbook and come back to haunt the poor thing one day. Apparantly she promptly announced during breakfast that she was a big girl and that she was ready to go to school immediately.

How cute is she? I was waiting at school to take photo's and she even gave me a brave little smile.
Mom, on the other hand, was a blubbering mess. Seeing her one and only one in school uniform just about finished her off. I wonder what she is going to do when Tersie leaves home one day. LOL.
I told mom and dad to leave, before she started crying and said that I would stay with her. As soon as they were around the corner, I told Tersie that I had to go and teach the big girls now. There were a little bit of tears, but it stopped before I even got to the door.
After the school day, she couldn't stop talking about how nice it was and declared that she would definately be going back tomorrow. I think mom is a little bit dissapointed that she wasn't missed a little more, but isn't that how we all feel when our children start growing up?

1 comment:

  1. It is precious that you are teaching at the same school she started.