Monday, February 05, 2007

First Day of School


There has been a change in the school system this year in our state ( Queensland). Preschool has gone and in its place is prep. The starting age has been raised also by 6 months - the idea is that children will now need to be at least five and a half years old when they start in Year One. What it also means is that Colly has started school ( prep). Here he is on his first day last week - he had tried to give himself a haircut which is why there is a gap at the front. I gave him a better one that afternoon. There is a big smile in this photo but we did leave him screaming at school, knowing very well that a minute after we left he would be alright, and he was. I thought that I would have a lovely week sewing - well, there was the mending..... but I ended up trying to catch up on all the things that I hadn't done while the children were on holidays. I keep dreaming....
On the 14th of this month ( a Valentine's baby) I turn the grand old age of 50. I really don't see this as a milestone or anything to bother about - I know I'm too bah humbug! But I don't feel 50 - after all I am the mother of a 4 year old. ( and yes, I have been described as Colly's grandmother by people who don't know and look at my grey hair etc.) I have mixed feelings about this birthday - probably because other people are placing a bigger importance on it than I am. But I won't say no to being spoiled for a few hours, and I'll keep my fingers crossed for some quilty gifts - even if I have to buy them myself.

5 comments:

Su Bee said...

It's a big birthday, or it's not; it all depends how you see it. In the end, it's just a number, and a mom of little ones is always going to be a young lady! I was tickled to "finally" turn 50, because all my friends have always been much older and treated me like the baby - Red Hatters Rule!

Pam said...

Isn't he cute! So he started prep instead of pre-school and he will go to prep until he is 5 1/2 and then start Grade 1? We have kindergarten in Canada that they start at 5 - it is just half days and then start school at 6.

Congratulations on turning 50 - I will be 49 this year so I am getting close, but my youngest is 21, so I think I probably feel older than you do :))

Finn said...

Hi Bettsey, what an adorable little guy you have there! That smile is priceless..*VBS*

I know from experience that 50 just isn't the best birthday, but be consoled thatonce you get it over with, the rest is easy..*VBS* It's only a day in the scheme of things...celebrate YOU!! And suriving to this marvelous age. Hugs, Finn

Shelina said...

Sometimes the numbers that make you feel old aren't the ones that end with a 5 or a 0. I'm sure your son keeps you young too. Happy birthday. I am usually telling people late so am glad for the opportunity to say it early.

Cynthia said...

i hope you had a lovely birthday which ever way you chose to celebrate it. Your son is so cute.