Wednesday, 12 September 2012

A New Chapter

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Today, this girl started school. Proper school. She is ready for it (I think we both are), very excited (again, we both are) and will make certain her teacher is in all the right places at all the right times. She will always have the right equipment on the right day and will be a good friend to those children who are not quite so sure about the whole thing. She will make friends and be a happy member of the class.

But what I don't understand is where the last four and a half years have vanished to. Poof. Gone. Like a whirlwind. She can't be starting school because in my head she is still two with soily hands. She is still crawling round the house eating crumbs (and lord knows what else) from the floor. She is still staggering around, lurching form table to sofa to door on her pudgy unsteady feet. She is not answering back or arguing in a mature logical way. She is not riding a bike without stabilisers. She is not making her own toast...

A strange day here.
Now I must go and bake a cake and find Puppy so she has the best welcome home at 3.30.


12 comments:

  1. Hope you both have a lovely day x

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  2. I hope her first day goes well :) You're right they grow up too fast :)

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  3. cake is absolutely what you need my dear xxx

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  4. I adore the pic of her in her red wellies, very chic ;)

    I agree. It was only 4 years ago I was squeezing pup2 out. How on earth does 4 years go so fast?!!

    Hope she had a great day :)

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  5. How was it - did she love it? We're you OK? It's such a strange thing, the first day.

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  6. Hope it all went well :D

    I'm struggling to know where the last twenty years have gone here ... if you don't watch closely they're all grown up in no time!

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  7. How did the day go? Hope it all went well for both of you. x

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  8. Oh blimey - how fast they grow. I hope your daughter is having a wonderful time. I've come to the conclusion I need my little one more as she is perfectly happy and contented settling into school.

    take care

    Nina x

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  9. I hope she had a lovely time at school. I often think the children are ready for these things but us Mum's aren't! I've just had to apply for secondary school for our eldest... it just goes too fast.

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  10. GAH! We're doing the very same at the end of January. I've already gone all wobbly lower lip.

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  11. I hope you have both settled into a routine now, not sure I have got used to my little one going to school yet. It feels so odd doesn't it :-(

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