It has been well over a month since Matthew first started school. In Ireland the class is called junior infants. It’s still very strange to see my boy all dressed up in his uniform going to big school. He is only five. I first went to school when I was six. Thought I entered first class then. The system works a bit different over in Germany. Really I figured Junior Infants and Senior Infants equals kindergarten.
It has been almost four weeks since Matthew started his first day at school. Time is flying by lately. So much so that I have posted very little in September. I have also taken very little photos of the kids. I am trying to get back into it and have a family day out at weekends again. Now it is going to be a bit more difficult though as Matthew has started going to activities.
This time last year I did an interview with Matthew who was then entering pre-school at the time. One year on and he has been going to big school almost two weeks already. I was curious to see what his answers would be now a year later. Year by year his speech would also improve. In fact he talks a lot now.
Last Thursday we probably reached one of the biggest milestones yet. After so many years of spending his time in creche, he entered the big school life. It’s hard to believe that time has come already. He looks so grown up in his uniform. It’s very surreal.
We are heading into the weekend already. As I write this, my now five year old has completed two days of school this week. He is now watching some well deserved Lego City. The week has gone super fast. I had three days off this week and it’s back to normality next week. I could get used to dropping him and collecting him from school though.
Today we celebrated a special day… your birthday. I can’t believe you turned five years old already. You were definitely spoilt all weekend and you deserve it of course.