Thursday, August 6, 2009

He's not ready for school...

He's still my baby!!!!


Okay! Maybe it's not him! Maybe it's me! Callum tells me it's me!

Today was Geordie's first day at school, school. Not a nursery school, but an honest to goodness public school where they HAVE to take him!

The other night we went for orientation where we met the teacher, checked out the classroom, the school, etc...

There was quite a celebration going on with various inflatables and food. It was actually a great way to start things off. The only thing we found a little different was that they were giving out free Bibles, again public school ;


It ended up that the local church, where many of our friends go and work, were putting the whole thing on. They also donated all the school supplies, including back pack. Thanks!

Last night Geordie was in bed by 7:30, I had his lunch and bag packed by 7:45. At about 8:15 I heard some noise up in his room. After a bit I went up to check on him. There he was in his boxers and a t-shirt lying in bed. When we put him down he was in his cute little pyjamas. I asked him why he changed;

"I'm a big boy now, I'm starting big school tomorrow so I have to wear this to bed now. Just before I fall asleep I'll have to take my shirt off and just sleep in my boxers. Remember Mummy, I'm getting older now."

This morning when I went in to wake him up. He was a little awake and asked if it was time to get up. I told him he had a couple more minutes and laid down beside him. He told me he needed a little bit of alone time. *sniff, sniff*

As Callum pointed out, he is not making it any easier on us.


Look how far I went! I pulled a 'my father' and took a picture of him waking up.
Didn't even realize I was doing it until after it was done. It's like my father was sitting on my shoulder saying, "Princess, get your camera, go to the bedroom and call out 'Geordie', SNAP!"
To Geordie, I apologize...still putting it up though!

While Geordie got dressed, including gel and 'oderant so that he smells good! I worked on the breakfast. Whole grain flax seed waffle with smoothie. One of his favourites! Note; smoothie seriously takes 3 minutes to make (frozen bananas, yogurt, milk, orange juice, ice)


Lunch had been packed the night before. Homemade pizza pockets and fruit salad. Check out the spork! Love it!!


Lunch is packed. Last week I had ordered some new products for lunches from One Small Step. Great new company that have amazingly great service. I was going back and forth between the lunchbots and another product. I ordered the other product and when it arrived I was very unimpressed with it. They had no problem exchanging it and within less than a week I had lunchbots.


Sorry about the picture, totally bloggers fault! :oP

It is going to be interesting to hear how many other children bring their lunch. When we asked the teacher and teacher's assistant about Geordie bringing his lunch, we kind of got the feeling that they thought that, that was not normal! You can get lunch at the cafeteria for $1.65.

We decided last night to start the first day exactly as it will always be. Callum will be driving Geordie to school so we didn't want to freak him out and have me go as well. Although I really wanted to go. We just thought that having me go would be more for me than for Geordie. Since the orientation was the other night and we knew what teacher he was getting, had met her and checked out the classroom we figured all was well.

Here is Geordie's 'camera' pose.

First time in his new seat.
Before this we had just been switching off cars because we were so close.


Truth, didn't want him to go! He is telling me to close the door.


There they go. Here comes the sniffles.


Callum called me after he dropped him off.
That's where Callum learned that he wasn't ready either.



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15 comments:

Lynn said...

*sniff* I'm not ready either. *wipe* I must have something in my eye...

A Buns Life said...

He looks so cute!! Congrats on making it through a big day!!

mr + mrs ruddick said...

i love this post! one of my favs. hope you're keeping yourself busy today. imagine all the great stuff you'll have to talk about tonite. congrats geordie! (and helen and callum) - today is a day he'll never forget! i even remember what i wore my first day of school - a white blouse and NS tartan kilt...talk about the little lebanese girl trying to assimilate!

Mandy said...

Oh my goodness. What a great story.

But why are you going to school in August?

Jaclyn said...

Cutest post EVER. Seriously - EVER.

I can't believe your baby is in school now. And I can't believe you're coherent enough to blog about it so rationally! I can't imagine I'll be that together when Norah's big day comes... Okay, not thinking about that...

My favourite part was the very end - Callum's just a big softie, isn't he? :)

XUP said...

I remember my baby's first day of school. I spent the whole morning balling my eyes out. She, of course was perfectly fine. She was a little odd that first evening. Wouldn't look me in the eye, answered in monosyllables. Didn't look too happy. What's the matter, I'd ask and she'd say "nothing". After a while she couldn't take it anymore and threw herself in my arms and starting sobbing. (my, god..what happened, I thought) Finally, out it came... "Mummy I love school so much, but I thought loved being with you most. What should I do? Can I love both?

Now I barely see her anymore. Sigh...

Alaina Gray said...

Thanks for sharing, girl! Got those sniffles, too! I love you! - Alaina

He looks different. Way to go, Geordie! - Nora Jane

much more than a mom said...

Aw, how sweet! I love the pose with the bible - too funny.

Colette said...

Sadie went to her one week readiness program last week. I went into the class to pick her up (she was in the bathroom) and asked, "Is Sadie ready to be picked up?" I got a couple of long blank wink wink stares and asked again, "I'm Sadie's mom, I'm here to pick her up.." Then the recognition hit and they said, "Oh! you must mean Mercedes!" ( I literally forgot that was her real name.) I saw her art she had done that day and she signed each one "Mercedes"... xo

Chantal said...

Oh I balled on my oldest sons first day of school. And M starts in a month and I know I will ball my eyes out again. Why can't they just stay young!

Chantal said...

Okay XUP's comment makes me want to cry!

Elena said...

I remember the twins's first day at school with crystal clarity. I brought them to the fence with my very pregnant belly and 18 month old on one hip and felt like screaming: Don't take my babies!! I wasn't even allowed in the yard. I went home and cried for a good long time. My father was visiting and he took pictures...

chelle said...

OH MY! I so could not have not gone YOU ARE SO BRAVE!

I am making J come with me the first day of school. I am afraid I will not let her go.

Gosh I am going to cry!

He looks like such a big boy!!!!!

Amanda @ High Impact Mom said...

My munchkin just started 1st grade..it was just as hard as kindergarten.

Thanks for stopping by High Impact Mom!

here said...

Kids are so adorable! I love posts like this, they always brighten my day :)