Three's A'loud

Fitting in or standing out

First day of school and my nerves are shot. My eldest is moving on to grade two. Not too worried there. Same school, same friends – she will be okay. Her baby brother is moving onto a bigger class in his crèche. Not too worried about him either. Same school, same teacher – he will be okay. The reason I have been lying awake for the past week is all about my 5-year old and her first day in Grade R (the year preceding first grade to my international readers.) She could have attended grade R in her crèche but after weeks of deliberation we decided to send her to the grade R class in the school she will be starting grade 1 next year. A real school, not a crèche. All grown up. No nap time…

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