Ohhhh, another first.
First day of going to after school care (well after school care's holiday programme) together. Even though Amy hasn't started grade 1 yet, as of the 1st of April and the new academic year she is no longer a kinder kid and now a primary school student and so instead of going to the kinder holiday programme she goes to the school programme with Meg.
Ahhhhhh, she's so big now...... sniff... sniff...
So anyway, we packed two lunches, two drink bottles, two homework books (after school care has structured activity times and one of the activities is homework/ self study but of course Amy doesn't have homework yet so we got Amy a writing practice book) and then 4 rolls of toilet paper and two floor cleaning cloths as each kid needs to contribute to the cleaning/ upkeep of the hall once a term and that was it.
Then they got dressed and Amy wanted exactly the same hairstyle as Meg and chose a zip through hooded sweater and leggings like Meg and matching socks (to Meg and to the other sock, too) and it was all doki doki waku waku which is excited and nervous all mixed in together.
Amy was so excited she was ready an hour early and then we had to find something to do until it was time to go but we went and they've gone and I signed them in and found their shoe lockers and their bag lockers and their name tags and Amy ever-so-carefully wrote the time next to her name on the sign-in sheet and then I was just trailing them around not really needing to be there any more but you know just wanting to make sure Amy was ok and didn't need me to tuck her short in or fix her hair clip or something like that when Meg said 'I love you mum' and hugged me and Amy turned away and said 'you can go now... please.' And I had to admit that that sounded like a definite exit line and so I said goodbye only a couple more times and then left.
And I was only a little doki doki waku waku.