Monday, 23 August 2010

It's an Education


My five year old grandson Jack started school today for the first time. It's the first of what will hopefully be many momentous days in his life. First day at primary school, first day at secondary school, leaving school, falling in love, leaving home, getting married, raising children...

Of course he may decide not to get married or raise children and he will make his own decisions as he grows older. Such is life. It only seems a short time ago I was taking a photograph of Jack's mother going to school for the first time in August 1991. Who knows what life has in store for the wee fella - what I do know is he won't go without love and guidance from his family. And, no doubt, cash from his Papa.

Actually, today was the second momentous day in young Jack's life thus far. Nine days ago I took him to Tynecastle Stadium in Edinburgh for his first ever Hearts game. Watching Hearts and going to school within a matter of days. At five years old, wee Jack is already finding out that life isn't always a bed of roses. As his pose above perhaps indicates...

4 comments:

Adullamite said...

The watching Hearts was a tremendous day for him.
Personally I would have avoided the school bit myself.

A Daft Scots Lass said...

First day of school is always an emotional one. I hope the parents took loads of pictures for you

kenfitlike said...

He looks ready to deal with anything that comes his way...

miruspeg said...

Mike was a handsome little man Jack is....and he look wise beyond his years.
With love and guidance AND cash he has all he needs for a very bright future.
You are both blessed and will learn much from each other.
Big hugs
Peggy xxxx