The new school-year started on Wednesday and Offspring #1 began pre-primary at yet another school. He has a staggered start so spends the first couple of weeks attending for part of each day then launches into full-time school. #2 is already lost without him and I must admit that I think I'll take a while to get used to him not being around. He starts school at 8.20 so it has been a bit of a rush to get ourselves organised each morning - I do as much as I can the night before but after the very long summer holidays being woken by the alarm at 6am has been a rude shock. Of course with the early school times up here he is home again just after 2.30 so he is still here for a good part of the day.
Here he is on the first day of school. He's in 'normal' clothes because the school is still waiting for their uniform shirts to be delivered. Poor #1 was most put out to discover that his "nu-niforms" wouldn't be here in time for school, although I was able to get his school shorts.