Tuesday, June 20, 2006

It seems like only yesterday

This sweet little boy started school a matter of a few short months ago.

Today he left school for the last time looking like this

Here he is saying 'Goodbye' to his Head Girl counterpart

Please talk amongst yourselves whilst I take a moment to compose myself.


Blogger Brian the Mennonite said...

There, there Cherrypie...you'll make it alright. It won't be long and I'll be in your high heels.( figuratively, of course )
Wish him well for us.

1:33 am  
Blogger Pamela said...

Oh....that tugs are the heartstrngs in a big way.

How does it happen that they gt so big so fast?

3:56 am  
Blogger Stegbeetle said...

Children grow. Despite my telling mine not to, they still do. *sighs* Doesn't seem possible that my Elder Daughter is now at the same school I left 22 years ago! And that some of the same teachers are still there.

9:20 am  
Blogger Pete said...

feeling old CP?

12:51 pm  
Blogger homo escapeons said...

Isn't it shocking how quickly we travel through life once the offspring get on the school conveyor belt. I have cried my way through 2 grads already.

I am certain that the strapping lad, now a young man, will always be close to his Mum.
You get what you give m'lady, so enjoy the fruit of your labour.

4:23 pm  
Blogger Carmenzta said...


He was and is adorable! It is a blur from Kindergarten through high school and after that it just goes faster. We can only shed some tears and keep praying for them. And also be proud of them and love them very very much.

4:38 pm  
Blogger Quietman said...

He certainly looks like a strapping big laddie. You've obviously been very diligent in ensuring that he has his morning porridge.
If this is how you react when he finishes school, how are you going to feel when he brings his first serious girlfriend home?

5:16 pm  
Blogger Anna said...

Wow CP, he really does look like you!

In the first photo at least.

7:36 pm  
Blogger Cherrypie said...

YOU'LL be in My high heels, Brian? Is there something you would like to share with us? Don't worry. We accept all types x

Thanks, Pamela x

Hi Stegbeetle. Thank you for your input. One of Jack's first primary teachers hd taught both my sister and I many years earlier. Jack was her first " Grandchild" as she put it. I've neve been sure whether that went against him.

Pete - on the contrary, I am feeling far too young for all this. Some of my friends are still in the nappy stage, or even pre-conception practising and I'm wondering how I'll fill the next 15 years. I hope it gets a bit more interesting than just birdwatching.

8:13 pm  
Blogger Cherrypie said...

HE - he'll always be close as long as I've got money in my purse.

Carmentza - he's not a bad lad. I am quite proud most of the time. I've been told it just gets faster and faster. I think I might need a crash helmet.

QM - they are all slappers. I'll only be happy if has a fabulous degree or very wealthy daddy.

Anna - thanks but I've never been able to see it myself. Thankfully there's not much of his Dad which can only be a blessing x I'm gonna hop over to yours in a mo. I hope you've got a gannet chick to show me

8:17 pm  
Blogger Cherrypie said...

Anna - your LiveJournal won't lket me post a comment. It says I am a common source of spam. How very astute of it! Love the gannet chick pic x

8:31 pm  
Blogger Cocaine Jesus said...

my son (second eldest of my brood) is currently doing his final ex as a royal marine commando (me? i wanted to be in the who and smash hotel rooms - some people huh?). he is running 35 miles with a full pack on his back weighing about the equivalent of an 8 stone person. (mad or what). we were told that he is now fully capable of killing a man in various ways and is also capable of ironing, washing and keeping his room tidy.
i wish someone would tell him that!

great photos. how quick it all passes eh?

9:04 am  
Blogger Anna said...

The secret is to post an anonymous comment (but leave your name at the end of it or I'll be wondering exactly where my spam is coming from!)

2:48 pm  
Blogger Kate said...

Same here :-( Number Three Son has his final exam on Friday then that's it, and he is off to the sixth form. It really doesn't seem that long since I took Number One Son for his first day at nursery, and that was upsetting enough because suddenly I realised he was a little boy not a baby.

I know what you mean about not feeling old enough for all this, a lot of my peers still have young children, or are hoping to have babies.

3:19 pm  
Anonymous Beki said...

You must have been one of those wicked gymslip mothers ;o)

Or are you like my mum, she swears by oil of olay and keeps getting overjoyed when we are mistaken for sisters!

5:11 pm  
Blogger The Birdman said...

Teenagers eh? Don'tcha jus' love 'em.

Just two more exams for my little girl.

10:36 pm  
Blogger sally said...

one son in second year university and one daughter with one more year of highschool left...gawd...they can't be that old, I just stopped changing their diapers

1:44 am  

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