Tuesday, 15 June 2010

How the hell did that happen?


Ten minutes ago I held her hand and took her to school for the first time, off she went to Flora Stevenson Primary in Edinburgh. She had her beautiful long dark hair in a school hair band, a proper leather schoolbag and a blazer. She had a navy pinafore, a school cardigan and a shirt and tie. In the cloakroom she changed out of her black leather Start-rite Mary Janes and into black plimsoles and added a navyblue and white checked smock over her uniform to keep it neat.


Today she left in skinny jeans and a Jack Wills t shirt, the long hair still there and with a hairclip shaped like a button. Converse on her feet, the Mary Janes still beloved but much higher of heel and saved for nights out. She has a pen in her back pocket ready to sit the penultimate of her A levels. Please send all positive vibes today for her and on Friday for her last ever school exam and because of that, her last day at school.

How strange does that feel?

20 comments:

Jon Storey said...

Or eldest girl has just finished AS's and as soon as she returns from holiday starts A2 work. Target A* in three sciences.....!

It's going to a hell of a year!

It certainly doesn't seem so long since I first met that determined little girl in pigtails.

Nota Bene said...

Nothing but positive vibes from me x

menopausaloldbag (MOB) said...

Sending humongous amounts of spiffingly strong vibes her way and yours!

slommler said...

That is strange and it is always amazing when all of a sudden they are grown!!! I swear! There is some kind of time warp!!
Good luck to her!!
Hugs
SueAnn

Brighton Mum-Teenage Angst said...

Lots of positive vibes from me! It does go so, so quickly. And a big, huge hug for her mummy too, cos it's a bit of a *gulp* moment for you..xx

Alienne said...

I know what you mean - my eldest is just starting the first of her A2s, she doesn't finish till 1 July. But I still see the sweet little 4 year old with the mop of tight blonde curls that I couldn't get a comb through. I don't understand how it happened either.

Wishing yours all the very best of luck.

Ayak said...

It's a wierd feeling..I remember it well.

Wishing her the very best of luck xx

katyboo1 said...

Vibes sent. xxx

libby said...

Good luck EBD...and chin up Auntiegwen. Lots of 'good luck' vibes being sent your way. ps. I always loved them having their start rites...my mum says 'have a good bed and a good pair of shoes..if you are not in one you're in the other' wise words...x

Laura said...

Best of luck vibes from my end of Britain :O)

Rare Lesser Spotted said...

will send a positive thought during meditation tonight - all the way from sunny Portugal
XX

Anonymous said...

my baby girl is now 22 and got married this year! no idea at all what happened x

diney said...

Yep - where do the years go - scary! x

Mrs Yappy Dog said...

yes, Im having trouble with all of this stuff - exams are constantly popping up unexpectedly as far as I'm concerned - only teenage boy knows what's going on. but I think the worst is yet to come, the day they pass their driving test - I am definitely not ready for that one!

Looking for Blue Sky said...

I'll be writing a post like this next year and I just can't believe how the years have flown. You've obviously done a fab job with your eldest and now she is a Beautiful Young Woman xx

scrappysue said...

yeah, i blinked too, and my baby's almost 21!!!

Working Mum said...

The scary thing is, I know I'm going to be writing that post in what seems like five minutes!

Hope she did well and enjoys her success!

Chic Mama said...

I hope the exams this week go well. I can't imagine it and yet my son is only two years behind. Scary how quickly it rushes by. X

Madame DeFarge said...

What a wee cutie pie she was. Sending vibes for Friday (given that I'm late already).

auntiegwen said...

Jon - yep that's a hard target, best of luck to her

NB - thank you kindly

Mobs - ta hen

SueAnn - it's so strange isn't it?

Karen - it so will be when she leaves, I'll be in flitters

Alienne - thank you and right back atcha

Ayak - thanks so much

Katyboo - vibes gratefully received xxx

Libby - your mum is sooo wise, hope she had a great birthday xxx

Lolly - cross border love always gratefully received xxx

RLS - ooh foereign good vibes, got to be good xx

Anonymous - oh my! you'll have to hold my hand through that one :) x

Diney - I know, I still think I'm around 25!!! no smart arse remarks from any male bloggers who need not be named, thank you

Mrs Y - yipes, no I'm not ready for her to drive either

LFBS - she's a sweetie and I'll hold your hand through next year xx

Sue - miss 21 has a good ring to it :)

WM - it does fly, enjoy the moment though

Chic - yep it'll be here before you know it xx

Madame - she was a little poppet, still has the same cognitive abilities as she did then too, not much maturing has taken place, sadly