We survived First day of Big School

Today was little T’s first day at “big school”.  She woke up excited and eager to go.  In fact, she hurried us down the street saying, “We better hurry, or else I’ll be late for big school!” So at around 8:30, we were already heading down towards her school which wasn’t a long walk from where we live.

On our way we passed another excited little friend of hers, sitting by their doorstep with his mum.  It was little N, a friend of hers from play-school.  They sat down together for awhile and chatted, before heading down again.

Then everyone started arriving.  Excited little ones with their emotional  parents, some I noticed were teary-eyed, surprisingly I was fine (I’m a very emotional person and would normally tear-up). But I didn’t.  Maybe because little T started to cry.  Yes, she was the only one who cried this morning.  I had to take her in and only left when she calmed down.   Thankfully it didn’t take her long.  But as I left, I heard her start to cry again.

We were worried that she’d be upset.  When our phone rang and it was “big-school” calling, I almost thought that we’d have to go and collect her.  Thankfully, they were just phoning to say that she was fine.  Phew.

And later on, when we picked her up, she actually said she enjoyed it!  Her teacher told me that little T even stood up in front of her class and introduced herself and talked about her “likes”.  I bet it was all about Frozen.

So yes, folks, we survived first day of school.

Was it also your little ones first day?

How did it go?

Hope all goes well tomorrow!

Linking this post-up with 3ChildrenandIt’s #loudnproud


  1. Mummy Tries

    So pleased Little T enjoyed her first day! My 5yo would kill for her backpack 😉 #loudproud

    • Thank you! Oh dear, she has a matching lunchbox and water bottle. It was her 4th birthday a couple of weeks ago you see 😉

  2. over40andamumtoone

    Well done. Monkey started yesterday and everything was fine. Today was awful, he had to be peeling off me in the end. I cried all the way home. But the teacher rang me a couple of hours later – he was fine. I think I will have a few weeks of this ahead #loudnproud

    • Oh dear. I’m also bracing myself for another scene like this tomorrow 🙁 Hopefully little T and Monkey will be fine in a couple of days!

  3. Kate @ Did That Just Happen?

    Oh she’s growing up! And I’m proud of you for not crying! Every year, Mr T walks out the door and I cry! LOL. Here’s to a great school year for Little T!

    • I know, I was surprised too! Though to be honest, I think it’s because there’s also a lot going on right now … I’m sort of over-maxed with emotions …

  4. suzanne3childrenandit

    Ah I’m so pleased for you and her – such a momentous day full of emotion for everyone. Don’t be surprised if she cries again tomorrow of for a few days thereafter. It all takes a bit of getting used to. Then again, she might not! Thanks for linking up to #loudnproud.

    • Yes, I know. Sort of bracing myself for another show tomorrow morning. Oh well. You’re most welcome. Glad to finally be able to link-up once again, it’s been ages!

  5. Kim Carberry

    Aww! So glad she enjoyed it after a shaky start…..It is such a big change for little one’s! I hope she settles in soon x

  6. lexiesnana

    She will be fine in a few days. My little dude didn’t want to go to school at all and the first day he came home and told us he had a girlfriend and was going back tomorrow.

    • She was better this morning, thanks! … That is so cute! A girlfriend at first day of school, wow! He certainly moved fast 🙂

  7. Ahhh..That first day. I remember mine. I remember one of the kids’. Not the easiest because we had separation anxiety. Even now that the kids are big and one in college, I still have separation anxiety.

    Congratulations to T for hurdling her first day, and to you for doing the same. 🙂

  8. Hurrah For Gin

    Way to go little T!! Our big day is Friday :-/
    p.s she looks super cute in her uniform xx

  9. MontgomeryFest

    oh my! I’ve been m.i.a. and she’s grown up so much! eeeek! big hugs, mom! glad she enjoyed it!

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