In the beginning there was nervousness, a little bit of clinginess and a few tears.
And there was evening and there was morning - the first day.
On the second day there was less nerves, more confidence and the carrying of one's own backpack.
And there was evening and there was morning - the second day.
On the third day there was strict instruction:
"We'll be right Mum, you can meet us at the gate this avo!"
And there was morning and much hilarity amongst the parents.