time for change, time to move on

wow, so ronnie is nearly four. FOUR I SAY. which means he is a big boy, a big boy who is off to pre-school in just a little over three weeks time.

earlier in the week i had a moment when his school shoes arrived. today the moment was even bigger as we went to buy the rest of his uniform. his first school uniform. too cute for words. most of it is enormous, as age 4 clothes are huge on ronnie, (the shorts he is wearing today are age 1 1/2 – 2) he is a weeny chap. not so much in height but not an ounce of fat on him, just like his daddy, mr HPMcQ. he was fairly good in the school outfitters, a little overwhelmed by it all, as were we when we got our bill! they have aprons to eat their lunch so they don’t soil (god i love that word) their uniforms!

next step wash the lot and sew in all the name labels, joy. then the final test comes as in two weeks time i think we may have to get his hair cut shorter. i’m not happy about this. i have no idea why it is so important that boys hair needs to be above the collar. does it hinder their learning? i think not. girls hair doesn’t have to be, so why boys? so once everythng is ready, i will put his polo shirt on and see were it all hangs to, then there maybe sadness as the scissors go snip snip snip. i can’t bear it, hence why i’m putting it off to the last moment. it’s so unnecessary.


  1. August 18, 2012 / 20:47

    what a load of rubbish! What difference would it make how long his hair is? Please go and fight it! Being Italian I already resent the whole uniform thing, so don’t get me started on the rest. They’re kids, let them free to express themselves! They have a lifetime to wear ties, shave and get haircuts! *end of rant*

    • hpmcq
      August 18, 2012 / 21:58

      Bravo bravo *standing ovation*

  2. August 18, 2012 / 21:27

    That’s one swanky uniform there! Glad I have an Asda up the road 😉
    Can you not leave the hair and see whether they say anything? Good luck to Ronnie x

    • hpmcq
      August 18, 2012 / 21:59

      I want to test the water on the first week, see if his charm wins him through, but Oliver wants to do it by the book. Boooo hiss

  3. August 18, 2012 / 21:47

    You go for it. I cannot bring myself to cut the boys hair either. Just can’t do it. Be brave! He, of course, will be fine. You will weep a lot and then be fine too. Hugs *Passes wine* x

    • hpmcq
      August 18, 2012 / 22:02

      Oliver just rolled his eyes and said “well of course” when I said I was going to apply to be on the governing board, it’s not just for the hair, there’s other thing I want to be able to be involved in, but all the time the task of getting the hair rule out will be on my agenda! Mwah ha ha ha ha

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