As he didn’t start until this afternoon, we had a morning together. I took him to buy a helmet for his bike and went for a short bike ride round a nearby cul-de-sac. Apart from that we did nothing really and kept it fairly chilled.
After an early lunch he got dressed and ready. I found this the most emotional time of the day and there were a few tears. He’d not tried on the uniform all at once before, so it was really strange to see him in it.
We took some photos, went to call for his friend and took some more. Then walked them down to school together. They went in very happily without a backward glance. It went without a hitch and I was happy. I expected to cry at the school and I didn’t. I felt that I’d said my goodbyes to my Preschooler at home and I was just seeing my schoolboy off for the day. That said the tears are coming now as I write this piece.