My darling first born started school this week. I think Mummy is still in denial. Where have these last four and a half years gone? How did that happen? Surely I'm not old enough to have a school aged child. See I told you I'm in denial.
Cooper was so excited about starting school and we've been discussing it for months now so the anticipation has been massive. I think I was more nervous than he was but he started prep with his little friend who he has known since he was a newborn which eased the nerves a lot knowing he had someone there who he knew.
We were very organised the weekend before making sure he had everything he needed including his cool new shoes, bag and his fancy personalised library bag. We washed and ironed his sparkly new bright blue and red uniform and labelled everything right down to his floppy red hat. We spent the weekend baking goods for his lunchbox.
Cooper was up nice and early and you could tell he was slightly nervous complaining of a funny feeling in his tummy but he was dressed and ready to walk out the door at 6.30am. To say that he was eager is an understatement.
He was so excited when he saw his little friend Cassie pull up behind us on the first day. Don't they just look adorable.
So the first week of school is over and we have survived. It really wasn't as scary as I thought it would be. He is loving the learning environment and also making lots of new friends and his teacher seems to be a really lovely lady and Cooper has taken to her really well.
It wasn't only Cooper who learnt new things this week. I learnt lots too. Like make sure you're at the school at least 20 minutes earlier than every other parent to score a decent carpark. Keep sandwiches simple and don't experiment with fancy toppings like Turkey, Cheese and Cranberry when 'plain honey sandwiches are just fine thanks Mum'. I also learnt that I'm going to need to keep a diary just for Cooper's school regime. He has come home with loads of paperwork and activities just in his first week and I'm finding it a tad overwhelming. Oh and I also learnt that grass stains are very hard to get out of his school shorts. Damn fancy fabric.
Too cool for school