Today was Damien’s first day at the new private school I’m sending him to. He was so nervous and fidgety that he was making the car bounce while I was driving him to school. He was neatly dressed in his grey jeans, a t-shirt he got for Christmas and his grey Lizzards. It was almost strange to be taking him to school dressed so casually! The school t-shirt that he’ll be wearing as of tomorrow is black with a small school logo on the front in green (where the breast pocket would be) and it looks pretty cool.
We went to the school reception and another grade nine learner was called to show Damien around- and as the other kid came in the door, another one came in just behind him who Damien knew! They greeted each other and shook hands and introduced each other all round. It was so relaxed and Damien was actually smiling and chatting to the others. Compared to his first day at school last year when he was alone and didn’t know anyone, this was a world apart! I didn’t dare hug or kiss him- I just said goodbye and that I’d see him after school.
Anyhoo, when I left there I was so relieved I was almost floating! I really think this will be a good year for us.
There Is Never An Excuse
One in three is not a statistic - one in three is a crying shame.