The day had come for my 2.5yo to leave home. Okay for just 4 hours a day but hey it’s a big deal considering he had never been in the company of non family members for this stretch of time. Mostly I was looking forward to the me time I will be getting once I dropped him off at school in the morning. Imagine going to the supermarket without having to rush down the isle? Or having a leisurely breakfast at a cafe and lifting through the pages of a decor magazine without having to worry about what to order and to finish leftovers? Ah… the luxury of just surfing the net and blogging without any interruption! BUT the neurotic and emo Mommy in me couldn’t help but had a little misty-eyed moment. After all, I lived and breathed this person the past 30 months or so! My baby goes to school, what a huge milestone this is for the both of us!
January 6, 2014: Posing with Papa in the morning on the first day of school.
Back view of his little frame carrying his oversized school bag gifted by my sis over a year ago.
The sign at the foyer welcoming new and old students back to school after the long year end break.
In clockwise direction: 1) Walking up the driveway to the school foyer; 2) Putting his shoes in the cubbyhole allocated to him; 3) Saying bye to P.J. before we could call it a day; 4) Recounting his morning with teacher and friends…
At the school gate at the end of a tears-free Day 1. Well done Julius, Mommy is so proud of you!!
I like that the school is pretty cool about parents and students hanging around the compound before class and after dismissal. The first week he couldn’t get enough of the new environment and was always off to the garden when I came to pick him up after school ended. Of course I seized the opportunity to snap a few shots with my phone as usual..
Posing with his new designated school bag at the end of the week.
Overall, I couldn’t ask for a more positive outcome. I braced myself for the much dreaded separation anxiety. Except for the occasional protests and whines, it was a surprisingly smooth transition. Now I really look forward to all the adventures we will have together as he embarks on this early learning journey.