So my baby started school today

By all accounts he loved school and had a great time.
…but my boy has been known to think outside the box, and THIS is what he made within 5 minutes of being in his new classroom….


I asked him what he had built.
“It’s a prison Mum. See here are the bars, here are the walls, here are the smoke stacks and here is a big candle on the top.”
(the candle bit is probably because we live near a petrol refinery and refer to the elevated flare as “the big candle” but aside from that, references to prison aren’t exactly commonplace in our house ).

I just wonder if my strange, curious 5 year-old boy has come up with his own metaphor for school within 5 minutes of starting???

(and no – none of us have likened school to a “prison”, not do we talk much about prisons).

8 thoughts on “So my baby started school today

  1. Let’s hope they don’t let the child psychologists loose on them in the first week, or they might come to some interesting conclusions.

  2. Jayne says:

    LMAO @ the prison idea.
    Hope he enjoys his new prison schooling life!

  3. MissyBoo says:

    LOL! Your boy intuitively knows he’s now trapped within the educational institutions for a long, long time. I love it 🙂

  4. Chookie says:

    LOL! I have a week to go before mine is imprisoned. Very nice gaolers too!

  5. Kelley says:

    heh heh heh.

    You are in BIG TROUBLE woman. That kid is smart.

  6. Karen says:

    Love your posts and pictures! Your little boy is full of imagination! Enjoyed the prison structure made of blocks.

    I’m looking forward to following your blog.

  7. corymbia says:

    He is a funny kid.
    He has settled into prep nicely after initially being labeled “stubborn” on the first day by the teacher (which I admit, is partially true – when this child is on a mission he Will Not Be Distracted). Apparently he is now a “confident, intelligent child”. (well Duh – he’s MY kid after all 😉

    and *Hi Karen* – thanks for reading along with my mutterings…..

  8. jeanie says:

    Oh, I think there are many worse labels to deal with in life than being stubborn – and his strong-mindedness obviously has great joys – you must have split a huge smile seeing his jail!!

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