Originally posted 2008-03-03 10:42:30.
Caitlin doesn’t know the term yet, but she (along with Daddee) exhibited the clichéd Monday morning blues this morning- dreary eyes, slouched shoulders, I-wished-I-was-still-in-bed; at least for Daddee*, ‘cos Caitlin quite happily got out of bed when I softly woke her with “Hey, wakey wakey, gotta wake up to go to school….”
* Daddee’s been up since 4:30am this morning, again to feed Caleb.
I reckon this scene, while waiting for the apartment lift in our building, would have been a very interesting candid-photo opportunity!
The lift door opened, there was also a father-daughter pair inside. Daughter is a lot older, probably late primary or early secondary.
They got off a floor before ours. After the door closed, Caitlin, pony-tailed, in her pink pinstriped uniform and oversized but empty backpack on, slowly looks up and leans into me, and softly said “She’s wearing uniform too… Hmm hmm hmm” she chuckled, eyes disappearing behind her chubby cheeks squeezed by her press-lipped smile.
I don’t know how she still manages such adorableness given the conditions of the cliché…
… Okay, I guess you had to be there
First day at preschool