Saturday, 15 September 2012

Emma starts school!

At last Emma is going to school. Well, kind of. On Thursday she went along for the morning, with about a third of her classmates. She goes again on Tuesday morning, then finally starts full-time from next Thursday. All schools have different ways of settling the new children in, and it seems that Emma is one of the last to start, but at least she will be going full-time soon. When Robbie started (in Scotland), he only did mornings for about 6 weeks before starting full days.

I'm sure there are good reasons behind these gradual starts, but it can be confusing for the children. Emma is keen to go every day, like her brother, and it feels as though she's been ready to go for a long time now!

Anyway, needless to say she had a great time, and thankfully I managed not to get upset! I have been feeling sad recently about the loss of my little playmate. Since we moved here a year ago, Emma and I have spent a lot of time together, and we've explored new places and got to know this area as a twosome (with an emphasis on cafes).

She is such a happy and energetic bundle of fun, and most of the time, I absolutely love her company. I will really miss having her around, but of course at the same time, I am relishing the idea of more freedom for me!


  1. Wow! Congratulations to Emma - what a grown up looking girl in her school outfit! I know what you mean about the mixed feelings - you never get that special time you had having your youngest for yourself back once they head off to school.

  2. It's so good that she's enjoying being at school. A happy, positive start can set you up for many years of contentment at school.

  3. Emma looks so sweet and so happy to be going! Enjoy your freedom when you get it. I have always been at school too so that didn't happen for me! I love your new header.

  4. Emma is so adorable, she looks like a sweet but spirited young lady :) It's great that she's excited about school and eager to be going regularly. You looking forward to your time?

  5. She looks really sweet! Kind of a symbolic picture, her walking her own path.