"I feel a bit scared. And a bit sick"
I tried to be as reassuring as I possibly could. Farmboy is at a smallish country primary school and so his Year 1 class is largely made up of the same kids he went to Pre Primary with. I pointed this out and told him it was "just like Pre Primary but with your own desk". This seemed to settle him.
When we arrived his teacher (who is fantastic - another upside of a country school is knowing all the teachers) was very matter of fact about settling the kids into their desks and then lining them all up for Assembly. Parents were encouraged to leave quickly and he was completely happy when I left.
He is super exhausted this evening. He has already told me he is not keen to go tomorrow in case there is "any fun stuff" at home he misses. I pointed out that home will be exceptionally boring tomorrow and school would be a better option. He seems happy enough with this.
Apparently the most exciting bit of the whole day was being allowed to bring home a reading book.
|J Is Obviously The Letter Of The Day|
On a completely different note, my thoughts keep turning to all the people in North Queensland who are facing Cyclone Yasi as I write. I am sitting in our solid old farmhouse on a hot, still summer evening and it feels a world away. Like the rest of Australia I can only hope that people stay safe and the damage is not too great... Queensland is a beautiful part of Australia and it seems to have suffered far too much already this year.