31 August 2010
Today is your big day. Your first day at what you call “big school”. And you’ve got so big.
A tiny little thing in Mummy’s tummy, the smallest little creature ever born.
This is the day you popped-out here to say hello. And you brought a lovely little smile into my heart. It was the biggest little dream I’d ever seen.
You were a baby on this day, five years ago you came to stay, and you’ll never ever go away from me.
Because I love you like a star, you’re above me from afar, and this day’s another step in precious life.
There’s a slice of life you’ve eaten, a sweet you’ve partly touched. But today you’re ready for another.
You’ve grown up & up the tree, so there’s more you now can see, I’m so happy you’re off to school – as if ’twas really cool to jump into a green swimming pool.
Your uniform is green, the best you’ve ever seen, it’s a thrill for you to carry all those books.
You’re birthday’s also here, so you’ll never forget this day, it’ll be pink & gold across your mind.
There’s a fluffy little dog who’ll wag his tail, he might even bark goodbye
as you climb into the car. You’re a star for everyone, as you set out on these steps,
but it’s your life you’re leading now, and I trust you’ll take a bow.Because you’ve done it big big girl, you’re the one who’s ready now,
you’re the leader of your life on every day. There’s no more I want to say,
I simply want to cheer you on today.
May your teacher, Miss Nalty, also turn into a star, and show you lots of lovely things that all ring true.
May your friends be right beside you, every step along the way. Together, may you love the school as much as any party.
It’s your birthday.
It’s your schoolday.
It’s a way, it’s a play.
You deserve it,
let’s observe it,
you’ve the nerve for all that is to come.
Welcome to this day.
This was first published on my blog on 31 August 2010. I don’t want to lose it. It means a lot to me and might mean something to her one day.