It went very well, no tears - not even from me! The kids were very excited and they marched off quite confidently. Adam started to have a tiny moan but then I just said in a cheery voice "bye bye my darling, have a lovely day!" and off I went.
When I came to fetch them, Teacher Julia said they were fine. There was one moment where Adam stepped into a thorn and apparently cried a little. And by 'cried a little' I am quite sure she meant YELLED BLUE MURDER, LOUD ENOUGH TO GIVE ALL OF THE TEACHING STAFF CARDIAC ARREST. Oh well, it's good they get to know him well early on.
I asked them about their day, which is always like getting blood out of a stone, but I got bits and pieces. Adam said that Teacher Julia LET HIM PLAY OUTSIDE! Which is Adam's best thing in the world. He ran and climbed (and stood in a thorn). Kate said that actually she didn't have such a great day because Teacher Julia wouldn't let her leave the classroom to find me. I explained that I had left for work and that I would always be back to pick them up. So she said 'but I wanted you'. Poor dears. However, she did make friends with the girl in the red shirt because the girl in the red shit had laughed at her jokes and thought she was very funny. A sense of humour is very important in a relationship.
It did go well. Looks like a nice school, a nice teacher and a nice bunch of kids. The next big chapter of our lives. So far so good!