Abigail looked so grown up in her school uniform. The book bag was almost as big as she is! She stood perfectly still whilst I plaited her hair.
She was ever so excited to be going to school with Sebastian. Last night she did announce she wasn't going to school but I think we talked her round.
And in the car this morning, her eyes were the size of saucers and I could tell that her brain was working overtime trying to figure out what it meant exactly to be going to school. She fidgeted with her book bag and kept saying out loud "I'm going to Sebbie's school." Not sure if she was trying to convince us or herself.
When we go to the school, Sebastian gave me the usual wave and hung up his own blazer and hat on his peg inside the door which is new for him this year. Within moments he had found an old friend, Rory, and he was off. I didn't even see him off to his classroom.
Abigail thought this was expected of her as well and at the top of the steps to the Pre-Prep Hall she puckered up her lips and offered me a kiss. I gave her a kiss and a cuddle and told her I would walk her down to her classroom. She didn't seem bothered either way.
When we got into the room she took out the presents we had collected during our summer holidays to give to the teachers and handed them out. She took one look at all the things on offer in the classroom and decided she was doing to do a spot of painting right then right now. Miss Brown, the classroom assistant, got an art smock on her and away she went. I don't think she even said goodbye.
It is such a relief to know that she is having fun and learning in a safe environment where I know they will encourage her to be all that she can be. But I can't wait to pick her up and hear all about it!