It's that time again.. back to school!
Officially, we are still on holidays. We have some meet the teachers appointments and a little kindy orientation on the calendar later this week, but we are DEFINITELY still in holiday mode around here. And I am soaking it all up! Until Monday..
Aside from contacting a pile of school books--the joys, really-- we are all set to go with new shoes, lunch boxes, drink bottles. And then the lovely folk at stuck on you sent over a personalised backpack for Eliot to trot around with. He thinks he's the ants' pants!
He and I are being kindergarten snobs this year. The first of our three. While he is old enough to go to three year old class, you just don't get much bang for your buck these days. A very different story from when Missy had her turn. With our biggest boy at four year old kindy this year, a very large 15 HOUR window has opened up for the just the two of us. JUST THE TWO OF US. I have no idea what it is like to have only one child follow you around. I have forgotten..!
Our routine is about to get a huge shuffle. This is new territory--but I think I am going to like it. We'll be doing a weekly music and craft class to have the contact and mingling with other smalls that he would get from kindy, plus the extra time (and money saved) also allows us the freedom for outings on the other two days we will be together. He's done so much growing over the summer, I can't quite believe how far he has come.
He is sufficiently chuffed with his new backpack and stuck on you want to share the love. If you've been a little slack on the labelling front, or you think you can get away with stuffing last year's lunch boxes into this year's school bags.. then this one's for you. They have truckloads of great stuff to choose from so head over to their website to check it all out. All you have to do is watch this little video to be in the running. Too easy!
Music / Peter Combe / Jellybean Road