Friday, 12 September 2008

It went ok!

With a sigh of relief I'm happy to say Emily started pre school this morning and it all went well. It felt funny to be up at the crack of dawn feed organise and dress them both to be out the door for 8.30 for our 10min walk to school usually mornings at our house go at a very slow pace Emily is always up at around 6.30 anyway but there is no rush to go anywhere so we are used to lazy mornings in our pjs. Not anymore! I have this school run for the next 16 years gone are our leisurely mornings Arrgh!!!! None the less I had everything ready they both had their porridge and there was no crazy dashing around and I even managed to wash the pots before I left. She was not keen to put her uniform on I already had guessed that this was going to be a problem as she's so used to wearing pink and likes to choose her clothes! So I got a little present for her to open ONLY when she had put her uniform on!

This worked to a certain extent she hurriedly got dressed very quickly to open her pressie then announced that she was going to get undressed and put some proper clothes on aarrgh after lots of wining I managed to distract her with a jigsaw! After that things went smoothly she told me she was a big girl and was not going to cry! We got to the nursery she took off her coat and hung it on her elephant coat hook and I sat her down at a computer to play a game ( she loves playing on computers and amazes me with what she can pick up)I told her I was going to talk to the teacher and said bye to her and she was fine didn't even turn around to watch me go she was just happily sat playing a game.

I just hope things will continue this way with no blips but you never no only time will tell but for now at least I can remember her first day with a proud smile.


Vanessa said...

I'm pleased that everything went well today!

I have a little dear who only loves pink too, we struggle with the blue Pre-school uniform to.

vanessa x

Joanne said...

Emily looks so sweet in her uniform. I'm glad it all went well that makes it a little easier for us mums when the little guys are happy. Good luck with the rest of the year.

jessica daisy said...

So sweet! Emily looks lovely in her uniform.
Glad to her that everything went well, it always makes things easier doesn't it.

Debbies-English-Treasures said...

Oh... She is so cute!
And I love her uniform, but... I must agree with Emily on this one...a pink school uniform would look so much beautiful!LOL
Maybe we can get a petition going to Mr. Gordon Brown asking for Pink School Uniforms!LOL
I hope you all have a lovely weekend!
Debbie Moss

Faye 'Country Chic' said...

Oh I'm so glad to hear it all went well. Ella has settled very well back into her routine, we have to leave them at the door while they go off to their area in the nursery, I was rather anxious that Ella would not do this well but she has surprised me and is embracing growing up :)I'm not looking forward to her starting full time in January though.

saraeden said...

So glad the first day went well !!
Emily looks so cute , i remember Kitty's first day so well she looked so tiny !!

Oh nearly forgot to tell you you need to pop over to my blog ;0)
there's a surprise for you !!

Sara x

Garden Girl said...

Ahh, she looks so sweet, that's definitely a photo to bring out in 10 years time when the boyfriends start visiting!!
Hope it continues to go well x

Katherines Dream said...

She looks so cute in her new uniform....ooohh seeing her brings back memories. I am so pleased that the first day went off well and I am sure there will not be too many have a one or two during the next 16 years, don't you.
Wishing you all the best for next week.
Carol x

The Fairy Glade said...

I hate uniforms too, personally I think that grey and black and dark colours should be banned on any little girl under the age of 35! Looking forward to seeing inside your "den"..sigh! Dev X

Petticoat Lane said...

Emily looked lovely..her little shoes and socks are so cute. That's great that it went so well.
I hate to break it to you but they now have to stay at school until they're 17 so a few extra years to add to that school run....

Lavender hearts said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you! You naughty lady! I love the pressies, oooh, it's like xmas! :-) Did you make the gift tags and the picture? They are so pretty! The picture is going to take pride of place in my sitting room! :-)

What a lovely way to end the day! :-)

Sian xxxxx

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