First day for Rose at "big school" and nary a tear was shed...not even by mama.
How brave am I ?
The only hitch in the whole day was that her lunch pack was almost too big to fit into her classroom tray, which won't really shock anyone who knows me all that well.People laugh at the amount of food I carry around with me - there is always enough to feed a small army of ravenous children ( actually I often do end up feeding a small army of ravenous children when Steph and I are together - those MacKinnons are very good eaters lucky for me!).
I don't know - perhaps I was an Italian mama in another life.... I just love to see children with a healthy appetite.
Anyway, when we went to collect Rose, there she was with her new teacher trying to squash the cooler pack back into her backpack (and to be honest, it ain't a small backpack! Rose looks like a turtle when she puts it on). Her teacher laughingly suggested that a smaller lunch pack might be in order,as this one had taken up most of the room in Kindergarten Blue's lunch basket. Oh well, at least she didn't go hungry on her first day at school.....
Off to buy a (slightly) smaller pack tomorrow.
(Anyone need one insulated lunch pack, only used once and big enough to hold a four course meal? Lime green and lurid purple so guaranteed not to get lost in a crowd)
Here she is, with her studious schoolgirl look!