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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

My Baby Pip

Tabitha took these portraits of her little sister Pip. She has been asking me when I will put them on my blog. The answer is today Tabby! I finally have written a blog that suits this series.



My baby girl Pip, photos taken recently by her big sister Tabitha
To know Pip is to adore her. She is the most joyous and affectionate little person. She is at kindergarten as I type this and I am missing my little darling.
She usually walks to the school bus stop with her big sister Tabby but since Tabby has been ill with a flu type virus, I have asked a little  neighbour (and friend of my girls) to look after Pip at school: walking her to her classroom from the bus in the morning and picking her up from her classroom and walking her back to the bus after school. The little girl is thrilled to do it as she loves younger children and she and Pip are very close. 
However, Pip reported to me this morning that she hopes she isn't left outside again today. I asked her what she meant. She said she needed a watch to tell time because yesterday morning she played on the playground with the neighbour girls too late and the girls told her they didn't have time to walk her to her classroom and that she was just to run inside by herself. 
That didn't happen. Because by the time my darling little Pip walked to the big doors where she meets her teacher, the teacher had already taken the students inside and closed the door. That particular door is locked from the outside as well as all of the peripheral doors and Pip could not open them. Only the front school doors remain open all day and Pip had no idea how to find them as she was behind the school in the play fields. She told me she just stood in the field by herself and waited until finally the principle saw her and came and got her and walked her to her class.
The thought of my baby girl standing alone in the play field, after the bell had rung, waiting for someone to help her open the doors,  makes me cry. I had no idea. 
I talked with the neighbour girls this morning and told them that they have to walk her into the school because she can't open the doors by herself. The girls promised to do this and I trust them because they are good kids. I also instructed Pip to just follow any of the kids into the school when the door is open and find her room herself. 

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