First Day

First Day - (c) Gerard Blacklock

D750 coupled with 24-70mm f4 @ 62mm Aperture: f/2.8 and Shutter Speed: 1/1600s
ISO 640
out front – beautiful girls 😉

Its a been a long week for the adults for those kids who trundle off to big school for the first time, but spare a thought for the little tackers making their way into the unchartered, unknown territory that is Kindergarten. If a week feels long for us adults, it must feel like a year for kids.

Chaos started school this week and it was a proud moment for all involved, however one filled with trepidation and anxiety (on all sides;) ), i think sometimes we expect so much of kids, for them to immediately take a huge change like moving into kindy and expecting them just to get on with it, I think I would liken it to changing jobs, or even maybe getting your first job, its whole new world of routine, social interactions and freedom mixed with new rules.

This is Chaos walking to school for the first time, supported nicely by her little sister, Mayhem aka tickles, it was a mixed week with lost hats and lunch boxes and tantrums and I don’t think I have looked forward to the weekend so much for a long time 😉

I will look back at this image and I hope Chaos will also and it will bring memories of the first day (and week) and the experience of entering into the world of school for which there are many years ahead.

Way to go Chaos, I am super proud of you 🙂

Exif/setup love:
D750 coupled with 24-70mm f4 @ 62mm Aperture: f/2.8 and Shutter Speed: 1/1600s
ISO 640
out front – beautiful girls 😉

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32 thoughts on “First Day

  1. That's so cute +Gerard Blacklock​ 😀 I'd just been thinking you must have been spending time with your girls and getting Chaos ready for school 🙂 This is just an adorable photo, doesn't Chaos look a big girl now? and little Tickles looks like she's decided she ain't gonna be left behind lol 😀 Thanks for sharing your special moment :)) ps. agree it's such a big change, and a looong day :-/

  2. 🙂 Sweet shot, broke through the heart. The first day… every child in the world should have a right to their first day of school. I understand the busy week. 😀 but it was very important taste and not miss a only moment…. so precious and indelible in the sphere of memories of the life of a father and a mother. You could not write most beautiful words.

  3. Oh dear Gerard… What a momentous week for everyone. So glad you all made it. And what a sweet and gorgeous capture. I've only just woken up, and you have already made my day 🙂

  4. Thanks +Kitten KaboodleInc , its been pretty hectic, working full time and getting both kids to and from school/daycare leaves very little for gerry time 😉
    Tickles is very adamant now about sharing everything… i mean everything with her sister, even to the extent of frustration 🙂
    Thanks again Kitten

  5. +Gerard Blacklock aww well you're almost at the end of the first week! Soon it will become routine 🙂 It's funny, I know you for your landscapes (obviously), but there IS just something about this photo .. I can really see this cropped on the sides, large portrait format to really bring the focus in on the girls, hanging in the hallway of your house or something. I think it's the confident stance of Chaos with the hint of a smile, holding hands with little Chaos tottering alongside.. well done (again) :))

  6. +Gerard Blacklock​ you are such a wonderful father to your girls! Daddy has a very soft spot 😉
    I have a friend and his girl is about the same age as yours, he decides each birthday of her,he would write a poem (I read and was so touching that makes you want to cry). His intension is when she grows up and reads each one of these poems, she knows how much she means to her daddy!
    When I read your notes, I know exactly what you feel!
    You are a wonderful person and you so deserve these two little jewels!

  7. Thankyou +Winnie Young – i certainly have a soft spot maybe too soft 😉 The idea of your friend to write a poem is excellent – I wish I had the gift of writing, i will have to suffice with photographic memories 🙂
    As I always say, its a absolute privilege to be able to be part of both these girls lives and like all children, they deserve the best 🙂

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