I knew today would be tough. I was really impressed that I managed to walk him to school for the last time, kiss him goodbye and walk home – without crying.
It was lovely that we bumped into his best friend on the way in. Their relationship is a little more fragile and uncertain these days, but they started school together as best friends and so it was lovely that they were the first to sign each others shirts as the time comes for them to leave.
Once I got home I made this diptych of his first day and last day – that was it – it had me in tears. And the day had only just begun!
This afternoon was “leavers’ assembly” which was full of the children reminiscing about their time at school and which ended up with the (tearjerking) “leavers song” and then a slideshow of some amazing photos of them all made to suitably emotional music. By now I was sobbing!
At the end of it all, I was in bits. Good job I had stocked up on tissues beforehand – and had taken dark glasses.
We also heard that Simmonds house (which Sx was the house captain for this year and which all the children belong to) had WON the inter-house competition this year. What a great way to finish and a fabulous note for Sx to depart on.
The children all hd beautifully autographed shirts by the end of the day – getting signatures from their friends, teachers around the school and any other children they could find!
Home for a bit more of a cry then out for a carvery meal to mark the occasion. I really am rubbish with goodbyes!