And it is!
Pippa started school yesterday. Well sort of! She joins Madeleine and Lizzy at a local Montessori 3-6 year school after her birthday in June and to prepare her, she is doing a transition program - two mornings of Montessori a week by herself. This is the first time she has been cared for by anyone other than family, so it is a big change and adjustment for all of us. We have all been feeling a little uncertain:
But we keep reassuring each other that it will be OK.
And it is!
It's time to begin a new adventure!
Did you notice Pippa's new bag? It actually a version of my heart shaped purse. (If at first you don't succeed - try, try, try again!). I cut up my favourite maternity dress to make it. The fabric was hand screen printed by Prints Charming. One of the most common phrases associated with Montessori education is "Help me to do it myself." This bag was designed with this in mind. It has a large zip but a small handle - perfect for little hands.
It opens up wide, Pippi can access all of her essentials (a change of cloths and a snack) easily.
Today was day two - there were a few tears. Understandably, I don't think she is completely comfortable at school yet, but the bag seems to be working well.
PS If you asked Pippa why yesterday was a big day, she'd be far more likely to talk about excavators than school!
Our neighbours are building a pool. We had one very excited little girl!!!