2012年4月6日金曜日

Off to school in pictures

1: A little nervous (Meg is looking at K who was also taking pictures- no moment left undocumented here!)


2: Trying to look at the camera and show off their school bags: It'S hard to see but Amy has a yellow bag cover on her bag. It has a picture of Alp-chan the Matsumoto mascot and is the equivalent of a learner driver mark. It tells others on the roads that these kids are only 6 and just getting used to walking to school so be extra careful about them. They wear the cover for the first year of school and I know it isn't a magic protector or anything but I like it anyway.


3. And they're off! Again, you can hardly see anything in this picture but they were holding hands and walking with the two other little girls from this area who walk together. Well actually they were kind of jog-skipping at this stage but I'm sure they slowed down eventually!


Even though yesterday was the entrance ceremony today really felt like Amy's first day to me. She had her school bag packed and went off in her school clothes (not her uniform as they only wear them for PE but regular clothes for school rather than the formal dress of yesterday) and without me to boot.

It was a pretty smooth morning. Meg was up before her alarm and downstairs dressed, bag packed and making herself a drink to go with brekkie before the alarm even went off which is pretty normal for her.

Amy's alarm went off and kept going and going and going. I went in to see if she had gone downstairs without turning it off but nope. She was fast asleep. Hmmm, may need a different alarm for Amy! I woke her up and she flopped back down again. Sat her up and she grumbled without opening her eyes 'Why are you waking me up so early???' I explained it was a school day and this was our new time to get up. Poor thing. She does love to sleep!

We had brekkie and packed her bag with only a small mishap when she didn't know the difference between a text book and a notebook and had the wrong things in there. No problem we checked it all together and I explained the difference and that it was no big deal and I'm sure her teacher would explain again in class anyway. Meg and I have such a smooth system going in the mornings that I forgot that it's all new for Amy and a bit daunting to boot but we'll get there!

They were ready 5 minutes early (time to take pictures!) and happily went off to school together which was a relief as I think if Amy had of even sniffed I would have started bawling! My little baby going to schooooolllll!

And then after we said good bye the strangest thing happened....

The house got all quiet....

And K and I had a nice leisurely brekkie together....

Chatting and schedule checking and it was eerily peaceful...

There's a whole hour between when the girls leave and when K has to leave for work now...

Strange... but I am sure I will get used to it!

2 件のコメント:

Gina さんのコメント...

Look at those two cutie pie sisters walking off to school together! : )

Beware of the monkeys. Don't eat any yellow snow. And just stick together and all should be fine! : )

Perogyo さんのコメント...

Well done! I would have been bawling- I guess I will be next year!