Today was a big day. Today you started 'big' school. How on earth that tiny baby we brought home nearly 5 years ago grew up so quickly, I will never know.
You couldn't get to sleep last night or eat your breakfast this morning because you were so excited. You told me your tummy felt funny. I said that this was probably because you had butterflies in your tummy. You said you thought they were actually dragonflies. You are so smart you are probably right.
You couldn't wait to put on your school clothes this morning. You thought it was 'so cool' to be wearing them and Daddy lifted you up so you could see yourself in the big mirror. You smiled a huge smile.
We wanted to take a photo of you on your big day. You wanted us to take a photo of your Ben 10 school bag.
You were ready to leave 45 minutes before we needed to. I suspect this is the first and last time that will ever happen.
Standing in line in the school yard you said hello to a few new friends and so did I. "Mummy, mummy," you said tugging at my sleeve, "when can we go inside?"
Finally, the teacher called us in. You held my hand and strolled into the classroom as if you'd been going there all your life. You told the teacher your name, put your bag down and walked off to sit down. I waved goodbye. You waved back and smiled. I was so proud of you.
You know so much already, but there is so much more for you to learn. I know you will soak it all up, think about it and then ask me lots and lots of difficult questions. I look forward to it.
Today was a very special day. We reached another milestone and proudly passed it. No tears. No need to worry. Just lots of excitement and hopes for a brilliant future ahead.
The dragonflies in your tummy will soon settle down, but I hope that a few continue to flutter and that a little part of you is always as excited about school as you were today.