The first day of school, and the teary-eyed drop off, is such an emotional time for both kids and parents alike. So, for everyone like us who is sending their pride and joy off to school for the very first time this month, this one’s for you. No, I’m not crying, YOU ARE!
New uniform, bought far too large
“With room to grow”, we say
New hair cut, sorted just in time,
To keep your mop at bay.
New book bag, empty, by your side
Black shoes fresh out the box
New emblem proudly on your chest
And name tapes in your socks.
Doorstep portrait, first of many,
When did you get so tall?
“Smile, say cheese” – click – oh my heart,
A keeper, sent to all.
I can’t believe this day’s arrived
Through teary eyes I see
You’re only four (and only just)
A baby, still, to me.
Deep in thought, few words you say,
While walking down the street
Look left, look right, we cross the road
To friends you’re yet to meet.
Your hand in mine, and mine in yours
“Quick, quick, we can’t be late!”
Part nervous, part excited,
As we both approach the gate.
And place your coat and bag upon
A peg marked with your name
As teachers welcome each bright spark
With smiles for each who came.
The longest hug, one last high five
Kiss kiss to say bye bye
Now off you go, and don’t look back
Or else you’ll see me cry.
Wishing all of your little ones the best of luck for their first day of school! You can do this!!