When my eldest daughter left the same school 2 years ago, I spent the entire final term feeling deeply nostalgic and somewhat sentimental at every farewell event. To this day I do not know how this torrent of emotions crept up on me, ‘The Stone’ (for which I’m affectionately known), but it did.
Somehow, this time it’s different; probably because we’ve done it once already. There are obvious downsides to being the middle child, but on this occasion I think it’s worked out well for The Tween – her sister has walked these paths already.
I spent a good while comparing them, looking at how much she had changed – the large, round innocent eyes in the first photo, through to the slightly more ‘knowing’ look of the pre-teen. I wonder how much she will change over the next 6 years, as she embarks on this exciting new venture – Year 7 and the big wide world of Secondary School – a steep learning curve from what I recall!
The theme this week is ‘From the Archives’