So this morning Carien and I took Woutertjie to El Shaddai for his school visit. The idea was that he would spend a full school day with the kids that will be in his class next year. See how he fits in, see how he manages, see how it goes.
Turns out we got to school, he met the teacher, he forgot all about me. And that is the short of it.
The long is a bit longer.
We still got to school and he still met the teacher. There were two more children who are joining the current Grade R class for Grade 1 next year. The three of them walked into the class where Woutertjie immediately cuddled up to the teacher while he checked out the rest of the kids. But please don’t think he cuddled and huddled, trying to hide from the crowd. Oh no. He cuddled, confident of the teacher’s devotion (obviously she would adore him – he had no doubt. 😉 ) while presenting himself for the rest of the class’s approval. This child is so confident.
Once he linked up with the teacher I was old news. I had to call to him and signal a thumbs up; he responded with a over dramatised thumbs up and promptly forgot about me again. No worry about when or where I was going to pick him up. That was detail and he had other things to worry about. Like making a train out of cardboard and drawing a very very good Thomas the Tank Engine.
Carien meanwhile had a fabulous day (as usual) at her school. After picking her up at 12:00 we had a lot of time before Wouter finished, so we went and bought lollipops for them. It was Carien’s idea and she picked one for each of them and helped to pay. It was very sweet. She really missed having Woutertjie around at Klein Phisantekraal, even though they barely see each other during the school day. Just the thought of having him close makes her feel all happy and clappy.
Woutertjie was so tired after this day. He had a nap until 17:30 this afternoon and then I had to wake him up. He was bummed! He told me a little bit about his day but at one stage told me to stop asking. Such a man. *rolling eyes*