shirts and ties

Well, they’ve had their first day at their new school.

This morning could have gone badly awry. It involved: –

- shirts with buttons
- ties – which in Ben’s case was not on a bit of elastic
- itchy jumpers
- plastic bags instead of PE bags.

But they got dressed without a word of protest, and disappeared into their classrooms with no more than a hint of panic flitting across their eyes.

And now I hear from Mike that Hannah said of her day –

“I had butterflies at first, but then the butterflies started smiling.”

About Beta Mum

Here you can find the ramblings of a trapeze artist turned journalist who ran away from the circus to join the BBC. Cathy "mine's a Kir Royale" Keir then spent thirteen years working in Jersey, Guernsey and Devon, before downgrading to what you see before you. She has contributed articles to The Guardian, The Stage and Television Today, Junior Magazine and both the BBC and Bad Mothers Club websites. She has two children who think women can’t be prime ministers. She blames herself.
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6 Responses to Butterflies

  1. Expatmum says:

    OMG (as me teenager says) that is so sweet. Almost like my son’s comments about school a few years ago: “School’s not so bad now. It’s like a happy prison”. Brought tears to my eyes it did!

  2. How lovely, I wish my butterflies would smile!

  3. Rilly Super says:

    it’s been a while since I had butterflies in my stomach, although there are moths that have a fairly quiet live not to far away, sigh

    happy new year kathy

  4. Mya says:

    That’s lovely – I think I might have cried hearing that!
    Hope things are still going well.

    Mya x

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