Friday, August 17, 2007

Time for school

Our wee S started school 'Primary 1' this past week. He goes to school in the morning only until October and then it's full time. He is adjusting to it all really well and has already had homework to hand in - of which he is really proud. S is hungry for learning and it is wonderful to see him embrace this new beginning.
After school today we're going to the swimming pool- l might just make this our Friday afternoon routine.
Between my older two leaving for university in September and S having just started school things feel a bit strange for me at the moment. These past few weeks have passed in a blur. Thanks to you all for the kind comments.

First Day at School by Roger McGough

A millionbillionwillion miles from home
Waiting for the bell to go. (To go where?)
Why are they all so big, other children?
So noisy? So much at home they
Must have been born in uniform
Lived all their lives in playgrounds
Spent the years inventing games
That don't let me in. Games
That are rough, that swallow you up.

And the railings.
All around, the railings.
Are they to keep out wolves and monsters?
Things that carry off and eat children?
Things you don't take sweets from?
Perhaps they're to stop us getting out
Running away from the lessins. Lessin.
What does a lessin look like?
Sounds small and slimy.
They keep them in the glassrooms.
Whole rooms made out of glass. Imagine.

I wish I could remember my name
Mummy said it would come in useful.
Like wellies. When there's puddles.
Yellowwellies. I wish she was here.
I think my name is sewn on somewhere
Perhaps the teacher will read it for me.
Tea-cher. The one who makes the tea.


Susie said...

He looks a bit "Older" now that he's started school :) He's so adorable and I know he'll love his lessons.
Glad to see you post again. You've been really missed!

Alice said...

What a smart young man he's grown into. Great that he has taken to school like a duck to water, and you'll be able to enjoy this new phase of his life now that the older children are at Uni.

Thank you, too, for your lovely comments.

T*mmy said...

Such a handsome fella...I bet he's teachers pet...he would be if I was the teacher anyhow ;)

slap me happy said...

Hi sis, was sitting here nearly crying for you, then I looked at the sequence of the pics lol, he is so proud in the first couple then it got old real quick he looks like he couldn't wait to go to school and then the one of him at his desk... hmm mum this is what I was meant to be doing. Give him the proudest big boy cuddle from his aunty. I miss you all so much love to all of you from my heart to yours.

Merle said...

Hi Sarah ~~ Lovely to see a post from you and your son looks so proud and happy to be going to school. Half days are a good way to start.I am glad you were pleased with the nice matters award - you are supposed to pass it on to eight others. There are some more of those book titles on my post 282. Really amaze the kids about how your brain has grown.
Take care, dear friend, Love, Merle.

Betty said...

What an important looking lad you have there....It is kinda sad when the last little one begins school, isn't it? I remember.......

I am so happy to see your post this morning......Betty

PEA said...

Gosh, S is now a school fast they grow up:-) He looked very handsome on his first day of school!! I'm so glad that he's enjoying really is an exciting time for him and he'll be bringing mum all kinds of stuff that he made at school:-) xox

Vintage to Victorian said...

Love that poem! And what a lovely young lad you have there. He looks so grown up and big and tall in his uniform. It must have been a really big thing for you, too.

Kerri said...

Oh I wish I could just reach out and hug him. He looks so adorable! A real little man.
With his active mind I'm sure he'll love his "lessins" and come home talking your ear off...full to the brim with new "stuff" :)
I absolutely love the poem.
Sending you a hug too "Mum" xoxoxo It's a big thing for both of you.
give the handsome young man a handshake for me please :)

Carmen said...

Helloooo Handsome little boy!

Carmen said...

I hope he doesn't blush...too much! LOL

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