Thursday, November 02, 2006

First session at school...

We took the boys for their first school transition session this morning... It was absolutely pouring down, and so we decided to take a taxi, because there are now five of us we had to order a maxi taxi, which just took forever to get here, so we ended up being 10 minutes late (with me lecturing Dave about getting his lisence so we can avoid this kind of crap in future, grrrrr - this seems to have happened a few times lately that we've had something important to do and been impeded by bad weather or having to wait for cabs to turn up)...

Anyway, because we were late, the preppies were already in their assigned classes, so we took our boys to Erik's class and he just bolted in there and immediately included himself in whatever they were doing
like he'd been there for years, LOL...

Poor Luey looked a bit bluffed, he couldn't see where Erik had gone but also knew this wasn't his class so he couldn't just follow Erik in either. The Principal turned up then and said she'd take Luey to his class, and grabbed his hand, and I could see he was little shy bout that and I wanted to go with him, but then the Principal was already on her way down the hall, with Luey in hand, so Dave and I both stood there calling out, "See you in a bit, have fun!" Geez, but he looked so small!

We went off to the hall with the other parents for coffee and a short talk by the school environmentalist program co-ordinator. Most of the other parents were in their mid to late 30s I'd say... There were a couple in thiir twenties, a couple in their forties, and at least one set of grandparents. Plenty of dads so Dave didn't look or feel out of place. There were only three babies their about Bryn's age, all the other "younger siblings" looked about 3 or 4, so I'd say it was mostly "completed" families there. Mostly homeowners as opposed to us renting types too. We noticed one other family who took public transport like us... I'm a little concerned about how to go about breaking in to the group of mums. It seemed that most people there knew someone already, or at least had found some one (or three) to talk to. Probably thanks to their kids sharing kinder, but who knows. I'm fairly shy socially until I actually get to know people, I'm hoping the school or someone organises some sort of event where parents get a chance to get to know each other better, because I'm not very good at just sidling up to people and introducing myself... About 45 minutes later it was time to collect the kids.

They were both very excited, had had great fun! Both seemed to slip right into the setting very easily (which I accredited to mine and Dave's awesome parenting job, hahahaha!)... Erik reckoned he'd made two friends already (which means he talked to two other kids there), one boy named Liam, and he couldn't remember the other boys name. Luey noted there is another Lukas in his class (either that or he didn't realise they were talking to him, hahaha), and there is a Zak too, but he doesn't wear glasses (as opposed to Beck's Zak who does - he seems to think "Zak"s should wear glasses!)... Luey was particularly excited because he got to play on a computer by himself!

So, they'll do this again next thursday, and the following, and then Erik will go back on the Friday for half a day, and the following week they'll do their last hour of the Thursday, and Erik will do another half day on the Friday, and the week after he'll do a full day as well...

I was a bit taken aback by how fast they disappeared into the classes this morning because we were late, we didn't get much of a chance to "see them off" but maybe that was a good thing, because it also didn't give them a chance to pick up on our nerves for them...

A lot of the kids were wearing uniforms already, so we might get the boys a set each to wear, especially Erik for his half and full days when he'll be the only kid in the class that's "new"...

1 comment:

Cabrissi said...

Aw, glad they ended up having fun but sniffling at the image of you and Dave waving bye to them. I know it'll be me and Nic only too soon and am both eager and dreading it! *giggles* at the all Zak's have glasses thing!

Teenagers and the failing parent...