WELL, there he was, all dressed up and ready to go to nursery. And as predicted, the only tears on his first day came from me.
Not because I was upset about leaving him, I’m used to that after his stint at Whizz Kids, but because I was so proud of how he took his first school steps.
The first thing he asked when he woke up in the morning was what time I was picking him up, and that was the only bit of reassurance he needed.
He was so excited I practically had to pin him down to get his uniform on as he was racing around his bedroom.
We got there early but were soon joined by familiar faces, although James was the first of his friends from playgroup to start.
When his teacher opened the gate he walked right in and through the door before causally waving us off, us being me, his dad and Sophie.
Sophie was a little subdued afterwards and kept looking round for him, but she soon cheered up when she realised she had her parents to herself!
When we picked James up, Michael had a brief chat with his teacher, who said he’d had a great morning and done a lot of role play.
James explained how he’d played in the ‘big house’ and made his teacher a cup of tea.
He couldn’t wait to go back and play in the ‘big house’ again the next day, which was Friday.
I think this week will be the real test, as he’ll be there every morning. Let’s hope the novelty doesn’t wear off!
I HAD a lovely night out with my friend and Sophie’s godmother on Saturday.
We headed to the Boiler Shop Steamer in Newcastle for street food and cocktails as part of the EAT Festival.
I think I may have been the only person in there thinking of Thomas the Tank Engine.
Housed in the Stephenson Works, where the famous locomotives Locomotion and Rocket were built, I half expected Kevin the Crane to pop out at any moment!
I also sampled an espresso martini – vodka and coffee – which tastes much nicer than it sounds.
I think the Ouseburn Coffee Co has found the perfect pick-me-up for busy mums!