This is no ordinary school uniform…
Dear Mummy, while browsing in our local M&S you stopped dead in your tracks right in front of the kidswear department. A sea of grey, black and white replaced the summer brights which were relegated to the sale rail. You’ve never paid much attention to school wear, that was until this month. You see I started school in September. I’m going to be a big girl. My mummy had put it off long enough. It was time to bite the bullet and buy my school uniform. But in M&S – this was no ordinary school uniform…
She picked out a grey pleated buttoned pinafore dress. This dress would ensure that I fitted in with the crowd, blended in at the school gates. It was my armour of invisibility helping me to seamlessly fit in with the troops of other little girls taking their first steps in big school.
A white fitted shirt with capped sleeves and peter-pan collar was next to go in the basket. The most impractical colour to ever put on a 4-year-old. But this is no ordinary white blouse. It is a blank page, a way to record my day when she’s not with me. She will read my white shirt as she puts it into the washing machine like a story. Black biro will tell her that I was practicing my handwriting, red paint was when I had messy play and the brown stain was when I was playing out in the school playing fields…oh she hoped it was that!
My black practical school shoes will tread where no parent has tread. In a Year R classroom, squeaking on the newly polished assembly floors and scuffed playing tag with my friends. The more scuffing the more fun I’ve had not standing in line or sitting still. Lastly my school socks, full of dirt, sand, glitter will let her know that she needs shares in Vanish.
No, this is no ordinary school uniform, this is MY school uniform and she can’t wait to embrace it…with me in it.
Love Bella x
Disclaimer: Not affiliated with Marks and Spencers in any way, however they do sell amazing school uniforms.