Princess starts school this month. I’m nervous and I can’t deny it. It feels like I’m missing something only I’m not sure what it could possibly be. My first day of school was really nice, I made a best friend who I would go on to keep for many years until we moved out of the area. We got on like a house on fire within minutes and I promptly shooed my parents away and told them I didn’t need them to stay with me.
Princess can be a very confident, upfront young lady but she is equally shy and bashful when the mood takes her. I’m so scared of her deciding to be shy and full of tears when the big day comes that it gives me butterflies just thinking about it. We have a home visit later on in the week where the teachers come and have a chat with us all in our own environment as a way to allay any fears or nerves. I think it’s more for the parents’ benefit than the children in most cases as it’s the end of an era.
We are putting our most precious possessions into the hands of strangers to help shape and educate our offspring into intelligent, well-spoken human beings. We meet the teachers so we know we can trust them to do this. Note I said help mould our kids. I still believe it’s the foundations we’ve laid in the last four years plus the building blocks we continue to prop them up with before and after school that plays an equally if not more vital role in how our kids turn out! We can’t blame bad manners or the inability to read and write on the teachers, we have to do our part there too.
I’ll let you know how the teacher’s meeting goes and also how the actual first day plays out. Princess wants to make ham sandwiches for the meeting and I’m thinking of making a Victoria sponge and some brownies. (Apples are so last year….)