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It’s that time again.

They are out of bed, to the ab­so­lute shock of an early rise.

Face scrunched up and grumpy. They quickly wolf brekkie down and ar­rive at the school gates all wide eyed and vul­ner­a­ble.

Then the tears and tantrums start… and that’s just the par­ents. Yes it is the dreaded first day of school.

I love wak­ing up on the first day of school term to see loads of gor­geous wee faces with their brand spank­ing new uni­forms on, smil­ing out from pic­tures on so­cial me­dia.

Par­ents beam­ing with pride and the over­whelm­ing re­al­i­sa­tion that their baby is start­ing to grow up, as the kids walk off to sit with their class­mates.

It must be so hard for a par­ent to leave that wee child sit­ting there, in a new place with loads of new faces.

With their lit­tle name place on their ta­ble, their wee jacket and back pack on the hook with their name printed above in colour­ful writ­ing.

I don’t have my own kids yet but as I’ve men­tioned be­fore, I am blessed with beau­ti­ful nieces and neph­ews and this year it was our lit­tle Luca McEl­roy’s first day at school.

I gen­uinely can’t be­lieve it. His nurs­ery years have just flown by and now he’s off to be­gin his next ad­ven­ture.

I popped in to visit him af­ter his first day and Luca (who is nor­mally run­ning about crazy play­ing with his beloved cars or a foot­ball) was loung­ing on the couch, look­ing pretty done in.

I said “oh Luca are you ok,” and he sighs “yes Aun­tie Leah, I’m just chill­ing out here af­ter school.” He was far too cute for words. Well done for do­ing so well on your first day at school Luca, Un­cle Paul and I are very proud of you.

Later that evening my niece So­phie

Start­ing School Leah’s nephew Luca on his first day

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