I’m Not Crying. Jeff’s Crying.

And just like that, our little girl started Prep today.

I’m glad I took my boss’s advice: to make sure to take the day off work to be there on the first day of your kids’ school years. Especially with Prep. Because before you know it, they’re all grown up and you’ll be pining for those days where you’re slicing strawberries and cutting carrots to put inside their glittery pink Smiggles bento lunch box early in the morning and they’re asking you a hundred million questions about anything and everything while you rush about just to get you both out of the door to make it to school on time.

This was my first gig as a lunch box mom. At the end of the day, Raven proudly informed me that she finished all the food I packed for her, except for the yoghurt because she didn’t have enough time to finish it.

Day 1 done and dusted.

1 down, 1,400 school days more to go. And that’s just primary school.

*Raven at 5 years old

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