Today is the day my little girl started Secondary School, the start of a new chapter in her life
I remember her first day in Reception, seems a lifetime ago now. She was still 4 years old and so excited. I was tearful and worried all day. Would she be ok, would she like it, would she manage without me, would she get upset. As she was one of the older ones in the class she started full time straight away, how was my baby going to cope without me all day.
I did not need to worry, she loved it, had a great time and made some great friends.
Today, I have had similar worries as she starts her new chapter in Secondary School, yes today is her first day in year 7. She was fine this morning, I was the one with butterflies, we arranged for her to meet up with friends so they could all walk into school together. I dropped her off today, from Monday she will be getting the bus to and from school, at least no more school runs so that is a bonus :).
Obviously, she has tried her uniform on, but seeing her this morning all dressed and ready to go, it shook me how much she has changed and how much she is growing (too fast for my liking).
I am so proud of her, as she is a little trooper, she takes everything in her stride, she will not be swayed by the crowd and she knows her own mind, she is polite, caring and helpful to others. I know she will flourish in her new school
For now, I am going to keep myself busy and watch out for the bus to go past and hear her key in the door. Yes she now has her own door key.
Update:- She came home on the bus on her own and walked through the door with her own key, huge smile on her face, she had a fantastic day, made some new friends and loved it, apart from finding out she has maths as her first lesson on a Monday morning. I can now stop worrying (and I found an app where I can track the bus, so knew when she had got on and when it was stopping at our stop).