I have so many fond memories of my time as a brownie and it was something that I loved doing each week. When we moved house I quickly got Alice and Holly on the waiting list for Rainbows ready for when they turned five years old and would be able to start going.
Over the summer holidays I got an email to let me know that Alice had got a place at Rainbows and would be starting after the summer break. She was so excited when I told her. She knew that a couple of her friends already went and that lots of other friends had recently turned five and would be starting with her too.
Before Alice went back to school we went and brought her polo shirt that she would wear and a nice warm fleecy jacket too. It’s been hanging up in her wardrobe waiting to be worn.
Well this week it was finally time for Alice to start her Rainbows journey. She had an extra spring in her step going to school that day as she just couldn’t wait to later on when she would go to Rainbows.
Whilst she knew a little bit about what to expect, I think until she actually went she wouldn’t full grasp it.
My friend and I arranged that each week one of us would drops our girls and the other one would collect, which of course just made it even more exciting for Alice when she knew that she would be going with her friend. Why do children love going in friends cars so much?
That day as I picked her up from school, we quickly went home and Alice had something to eat before it was finally time for her to put on her Rainbows outfit. I couldn’t have been prouder of her and off she went carrying her Rainbows Booklet, which she had to fill in beforehand. In one section she had to draw a picture of something kind she had done recently and she drew a picture of herself, Holly and a t-shirt. Because she had recently given her sister a t-shirt that she had loved so much, but it no longer fitted her and the knew that Holly would love it. Melts my heart…
When I picked the girls up the excitement filled my car. They were both telling me what they had done and who was there. It was just wonderful to hear them so excited about it and I’m sure that Alice is going to have so much fun every week at the Rainbows group.
Joining Donna for The Ordinary Moments