WITH the end of January comes the return to school for all Queensland kids.
That meant that my son started Prep.
I had been counting down the weeks from Christmas, not because I wanted him out of the house, but because it would mean my soon-to-be five-year-old was growing up and gaining a newfound independence - in the form of Prep.
So D-Day arrived and I kept telling myself all morning not to cry (at least not in front of my son).
He was so very excited, but I had a feeling that was because he had no idea what to expect.
He was only at day care one day a week all of last year (and even then he thought his day care Thursday rolled around too fast), what was he going to think about going to Prep five days a week.
I had tried to tell him, but you never know if they are really understanding you or not.
The morning went really well, he looked so great in his very large looking uniform and off we went with daddy and his little brother to the school.
After getting to the classroom and working out where to put drinks, food and his bag he sat down at a table to do some activities while his teacher came and introduced herself to the parents and to each child.
She seemed lovely which really put my mind at ease, as she is who I am entrusting to essentially look after my child for the next year.
My son had his best friend from daycare in his class thank goodness, which really helped him by knowing a familiar face.
I really had nothing to worry about, especially when he turned and said to me "mummy, daddy, you can go now, please go now!".
And that was definitely our cue to leave, so I made my way to the outside gate, and then realised my husband was lagging behind.
He had stopped outside to stand back and watch our son.
I could see tears welling up in his eyes, so I hurried him along.
I knew if I hung around I would start the waterworks too.
All in all the morning went really well, and when we arrived to collect him he had the biggest smile on his face when he saw us (which as a parent is so nice to see).
He was up bright and early for day two of Prep and raring to go.
I hope this enjoyment of school continues as it's made this very daunting transition for me as a parent so much easier.
I hope all those other parents that had preppies starting school, had a positive experience too.
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