Tuesday, 4 September 2012

Ruby's Big Day - Kindergarten Here We Come

Today is Ruby's 1st day at school and boy is she excited - she's been excited for weeks and each day I am asked how many more days is it Mummy? - I guess I have one big girl ready for school.

As I went to bed last night, I always check in on my girlies and give them kisses, Ruby briefly stirred with a big smile on her face and said I'm thinking about school I'm as happy as a plum. It was so cute.
This morning, for the first time in 3 months, I had set my alarm and was out of bed at 7am, I got the girls up at 7.20, Ruby bounced out of bed as excited as can be, I made breakfast and Ruby's lunch, and over breakfast I asked her (for the record) what she would like to be when she grows up and she said she'd like to be a Swimming Teacher.

When I Grew Up I Want To Be A.....

Once breakfast was over,  the girls got dressed, Ruby's school bag was packed, teeth cleaned, her hair brushed and we were all ready for school, the morning routine went like clockwork phew.....

All Ready For School

As it was her first day we all went to witness the big day, Daddy, Tilly, D-Dad (Grandad) and I, we drove her there (but next week she gets to ride the bus to school, the iconic yellow school bus), it was a bit overwhelming for me especially when we got to the playground, there were so many parents and kids. Seeing all the Kindergarten kids lining up in front of their Teacher just tipped me over the edge and I have to admit I did have a sob.

So with no tears from Ruby but plenty from me (until Ruby told me not to cry as she'd be alright) she walked happily off to her classroom with just the merest of waves & smiles for us. And just like that Ruby's school years had begun.

Cuddles from Ruby and tears from Mummy

We stayed behind in the playground after all the kids had gone in, as the PTA had provided a welcome breakfast and coffee, so we mingled with a few mums, over our coffee and bagels, chatting about, what else, but our kids, it was a lovely way to meet a few more mums all in the same boat.

My only disappointment (and it's only a little one) about Ruby starting school is - they don't wear a school uniform in America, not that we did either when I was a little girl (although they do now) but I would have loved to have that first day at school photo in a lovely little school uniform.


  1. Why do we ( mums) cry? I even cried reading this story, I wish I could have been there too.

  2. Nanna we wished you could have been there too, I could cry now just thinking about it all, it was very emotional.

    1. It doesn't get any better when they go to senior school either! You realise your babies are all grown up.


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