My firstborn finished his primary school education today.
The graduation ceremonies were last week; one with his old Steiner class and another with his current class. The Grade 6 Big Day Out is over and done with. The photographs are taken, autobiographies completed and displayed, addresses exchanged and promises made.
He came home today with his red school t-shirt covered in black texta autographs and issued me with strict instructions never to wash it. (Some children didn’t use the permanent pens).
He confessed to a little sadness as he headed off to bed tonight. But his eyes were gleaming at the thought of the long summer holiday stretching ahead of us.