...was the big day in our house. Max started school! The day didn't get off to the best start when Daddy told Max that he couldn't take Luise* (his bear) to school with him - tears ensued until Max could be persuaded that the best thing would be to either put Luise in the window (so Max could see him when he came back) or on the stairs (so he'd be the first thing Max would see when he came through the door).
We were ready so early that Max got the unexpected treat of some TV before we had to walk to school. Actually when I say walk what I really mean is an enforced route march as Max scoots ahead on his scooter and I try and keep up!
He had had two taster sessions in July and each time there had been tears when he was left so I was expecting more tears this morning. I was pleasantly surprised that when it came time for me and Paul to leave that Max gave us each a kiss and cuddle and was perfectly happy to be left with his pal P. I was so proud of my little boy at that point.
I walked home, watched a bit of uninterrupted TV of my choice and then met J for a coffee/tea to compare notes on our first experience of the school run. After that I went to Ikea to purchase three items and (as is always the way) came out having acquired several other things that I did not really need!
I was however very nearly late to pick Max up - in my defence I got sidetracked building one of the pieces of Ikea furniture for Max's bedroom. Thankfully I realised just in time and made it with 5 minutes to spare. How bad would I have felt if I actually had been late??!! Doesn't bear thinking about especially as when we left school Max said "I was worried about you Mummy" "why Max?" "because I thought you might not come and pick me up but you did" PHEW!!
It appears (from what Paul and I have been able to glean) that he had a good day and spent most of it playing with P and water. He didn't get to draw "as there weren't enough spaces". And he ate three packets of raisins.....
Here's some pictures of my beautiful little man
Fingers crossed he's as enthusiastic again tomorrow.
*The bear came with that name - if Max had named him he would have been called "Max"