HenHenry started school yesterday. 

Joe helped him get dressed in his school uniform and then all of us walked to school, with me saying something like “Doesn’t he look grown up?” every few steps.

When we got to school the new children were settled in to class by their parents and hugged and kissed (and clung onto in some cases) and generally given a fond farewell.

We weren’t.

Henry turned round to us and said “Why are you lot following me?”

So, we stopped being clingy and pulled ourselves together and just watched him grow up before our very eyes.




9 Responses to “School”

  1. trashalou Says:
    September 23rd, 2008 at 10:04 am

    It is hard bit so much nicer when they just go off like that. My girl did the same on her first day at pre-school. A simple over the shoulder wave when I said I was going, somewhere in the sadness of my heart I was quite pleased.

  2. Mary Says:
    September 23rd, 2008 at 10:43 am

    He is such a glorious looking child! Good for him!

  3. suse Says:
    September 23rd, 2008 at 12:08 pm

    And then they go to high school …


  4. julia Says:
    September 23rd, 2008 at 12:45 pm

    Well hello, young man. He looks very sweet. And incredibly grown up, of course.

  5. Anita Says:
    September 23rd, 2008 at 1:38 pm


  6. Joanna Says:
    September 23rd, 2008 at 6:34 pm

    I parcelled number 2 son off to school recently and as other children are hugging and sobbing parents, he looked up at me with a “you still here? ” look! At least it shows happpy confidnece.

  7. margie Says:
    September 24th, 2008 at 6:25 am

    well done little mother. such a lovely looking lad. sigh…confident and happy what a blessing for the whole family

  8. Dad Says:
    September 24th, 2008 at 7:02 am

    Ah! Lovely. Just what we would have expected from Henry.
    Nice photo as well.

  9. Floss Says:
    September 24th, 2008 at 8:33 am

    What a little dude! That’s the best way to start school.

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