First Day of School

Today is a big deal. Today is Mojo’s first day of school.

It’s not so much the practicalities of her being away from me because she has attended the pre-school full time since last Christmas. In Mojo’s eyes she is just going back to school with a new classroom and a new teacher.

I know different though. I know because I remember the meetings in early 2012 when I held her smiling and tiny in my arms while doctors talked about just ‘going away and enjoying her while we have her’. I remember telling the mums in the parenting class I attended (to make up for the fact that it was ‘unnecessary to do NCT’, we wouldn’t be taking a baby home) that it was unlikely that I would ever have to think about schools for Mojo because she was not expected to live that long. Retrospectively ladies, I really should apologise, that was painfully blunt and unnecessary, especially to say to other new mums, but I was at the stage where I was saying things like that out loud to remind myself not to get carried away!

So here she is polished and ready for her first day of school. The calendar is something we occasionally use at home to explain a busy day or make sure she doesn’t get confused. Used in a photo like this I thought it looked a little bit like we were holding her hostage and providing proof of life.

Then I figured that’s exactly what this is. It’s proof of life, and a beautiful one it is too.

4 thoughts on “First Day of School”

  1. Wow!I had goose bumps reading this. When my little man was 1 we were told he'd not live beyond 2 and I daren't even think beyond the end of the week, never mind think about schools (he's year 2 now!). I'm so delighted that your daughter has proved everybody wrong. Hope she thoroughly enjoys school

    Reply
  2. I am commenting to let you know of the fine encounter my cousin’s daughter experienced reading your site. She even learned many issues, not to mention what it’s like to have a wonderful giving mindset to have many people quite simply grasp chosen hard to do subject areas. You really exceeded our expectations. Many thanks for giving the insightful, healthy, educational and as well as easy thoughts on the topic to Jane.

    Reply
  3. I happen to be writing to make you understand what a terrific experience our princess undergone visiting yuor web blog. She picked up such a lot of things, with the inclusion of what it is like to possess an incredible teaching style to make the others without hassle thoroughly grasp specified tricky topics. You undoubtedly surpassed visitors’ expected results. Thanks for showing those valuable, trustworthy, revealing not to mention unique tips on your topic to Sandra.

    Reply

Leave a comment