I know that this isn’t a parenting blog but I can’t help myself. My (not so) little girl started school today. She looked so shiny and happy and hopeful in her over sized school uniform.
When I picked her up this afternoon she told me she said had a secret for me “you didn’t pack me enough food, Mum”. “Oh didn’t I?” I replied, knowing full well she had had today’s menu picked for the last few days and refused my offer of more food as I handed over her lunch box this morning. She was adamant about what she was taking and I wasn’t going to ruin her morning by making a scene and forcing my will upon her (and I knew she had an adequate amount for her 3 meals breaks. But I’m guessing that she ate extra at lunch and had nothing left for afternoon tea). Then after a pause she said “No I was mistaken..you can pack me extra tomorrow “. Wow, one day at school and look at the new and improved maturity levels.
Apparently she had “great fun” and when I told her that she would be going to school five days a week she got real excited “Yay! Five’s my favourite number!” Well that just works out nicely doesn’t it?
I implore you to check out this link. My girl’s first day wasn’t quite like this for me, but I am going to insist on sharing this with you anyway as its just plain hilarious. It’s from LOOKY DADDY! A blog that actually purports to be about parenting, but is actually a site of much hilarity. To set the scene for this clip, Brian is a stay at home dad, and its his twin girls first day at preschool.
By the way how’s this for some show and tell?