All weekend S had been looking forward to Monday morning and the start of Junior school. A big day for our little girl. G took the day off so he could take S in and meet her at the end of the day too. Something she was very happy about.
As well as new uniform there also had to be a new lunch box.
I wouldn't mind one of these myself.
S was pretty laden down when she left yesterday, as well as her new book bag, with new lunch box safely inside, there was also her PE kit, a water bottle and her Hythe project.
I think it's fair to say that T was considerably less excited about his first day back today, although he was happy with the fact he didn't have to go in until 11.30. He would be happy to have short hours every day!
One thing I know he is very pleased with is his new school bag. And as much as I covet S's lunch tin G would like T's new bag.
Going way back to the time before our introduction week with S the social work team suggested it would be a really good idea if T sent her a present in the form of a cuddly toy. T chose a little bear wearing a pink dress.
According to her foster parents S loved it on sight and carried it with her EVERYWHERE. One day whilst they were out shopping it got lost, they only realised once they were home and S's foster dad had to immediately go back to Tesco on a rescue mission and thankfully it was found, S was distraught thinking she wouldn't have her little bear anymore.
Although her overwhelming feeling about Junior school has been excitement I think she has also been a little nervous as this weekend the pink bear has once again been her cuddly toy of choice at bed time.
Security and comfort with big brother's bear.
When I went into S's bedroom yesterday this is the sight which greeted me and it made me smile so much.
And I will admit to a little tear too.