It’s Stella’s first day at school. You were expecting this blog post, weren’t you?
She was incredibly happy this morning. Up bright and early, into school clothes, hair combed, ate breakfast, lunch packed, teeth cleaned. I think it’s the fastest we’ve ever been ready for school.
She sang the whole way there. “I’m a schoolgirl now”.
Very happily posed for photos.
Then as soon as her classroom door was opened, she dashed in, put her bag away, and settled down to an activity. She had to be interrupted for a last photograph and final cuddles. I think that we were the first parents to leave the classroom.
So that’s it. Her first day, and my last child at school. It’s the end of one era, and the beginning of a new one. It’s been a day of mixed emotions. I’ve had a lump in my throat at times and the occasional tear in my eye, but she is SO happy to be at school and she is so ready for it. And so are we. Time keeps moving on, and things continue to change. They grow up. As they should.