Friday, 19 February 2016

School practice run?

Our, much loved, youngest grand daughter will be starting school in September. So, she got to choose a school bag.

In Germany the kids do seem to go for backpacks and carry a lot of stuff to and fro. Here's Livi modelling her choice of bag:
What?!?! It's almost as big as she is - someone's gonna fall flat on her back if she overloads that :)

We did have a good giggle when her Mama sent us this photo.

So thankful for Sarn being Playground Prefect this week - bit of a blip here with the back, sigh. But my eyes and ears are in full working order :)

Di
x

42 comments:

Carol L said...

Oh my gosh, and it has a big black jaguar on the back too! Tell her to be sure and pack a light lunch! LOL

Catherine said...

Good Heavens! If she fills it up she will fall over backwards. So adorable. ;-)

jimlynn said...

LOL! TOOOOOO CUTE! Don't worry though - she'll grow into that backpack before you know it.
LYnn

Stir Your Creativity said...

OMG such a huge bag!!! I would not carry such huge bags at that age

Megan J said...

Hi Di, At least you know she'll be prepared... kids who came to the centre I worked in with huge bags always came with plenty of spare clothes, extra food & water, a juice or two, tissues or wipes and they were all under school-age! Hope you are feeling better...Megan

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

Bless her cotton socks, that's such a cute picture. Lovely to have you back with us and hope you're feeling better X

brenda said...

That's a mighty big bag for a little girl Di, but nice to know she is getting prepared

Double drat about the Playground, there were we thinking you would be totally out of the picture this week. Whatever you heard about the tree house activities is all hearsay and nothing more.

Hope the back son bucks it's ideas up and leaves you be.

B x

Jane said...

Awww how sweet Di...I think the backpack is carrying her! Take care of that back and try to keep it moving.Huge hugs, Sarn is keeping an eye on us in the playground but pssss Brenda has a bottle of Prosecco ;0) xx

Eemeli said...

She looks like she is ready to school. Love how the bag is soooo big for her.

Hugs,
Eemeli

Annie said...

Oh Di that really made me smile [why not link it up over at mine today?]. It remeinded me when my girls did their D of E with their huge back packs...we took pics of them lying on their backs like dying flies at the time lol.
Really hope your back improves very soon.
Big hugs,
Annie x

Barb said...

I think she's going to need some wheels for her bag when it's filled up. What a wonderful photo. It did make me smile.

Sorry to hear you're now having back trouble Di. Hugs, Barbxx

scrAPpamondo said...

Oh, she is so cute! :D Also in Italy the school bags are too big and heavy for the poor kids...! :(
I'm a primary teacher and I make to leave at school all the books and notebooks. The kids bring to home only what is necessary for the assignments, and the notebooks on which they have worked at school that day, to make it see to their parents. I hope that the teacher of your grand doughter will make the same thing!

Jenny L said...

Hi Di, Hiccup, Hiccup.
How super cute is she.
I bet she is excited to start school soon.
Oh I would hate her to fall over with that as she would never get back up.
That bag is almost as big as she is.LOL.
An ideal size for us playmates to stash our ill gotten gains in.LOL.
So sorry to hear the back is now playing up yet again.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Pat said...

How cute, but oh my word what a huge bag Di! I'm sure there will be a lot of kids in years to come with back, neck and shoulder problems because of these huge heavy bags they carry about these days. Going back we had desks to keep all our books in and only took home what we needed for homework. Talking about bad backs I hope yours is soon on the mend. x

Em Louise Fairley said...

So cute! Hope you feel better soon sweetie x

SARN said...

You took the words right out of my mouth . . . I was going to comment that the back pack is as big as Livi is! Bless her little cotton socks.

Playground more or less under control Miss. Happy to help! Hope you feel better soon.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

SARN said...

Er . . . don't you mean Brenda HAD a bottle of Prosecco . . . that's long gone . . . although she may have gone out and bought a case of two of it by now! LOL! xxx

sue jones said...

wow that IS a big bag bless her heart!Have a good week xx

Alison C said...

Bless her, I think she needs one on the front too for balance. Also reminds me of when my daughter did D of E and the pack was bigger than her. When they lay down they couldn't get up again.
Take care.

Darnell J Knauss said...

OMG, how hard it is to be a kid today! Didn't we just carry our books in our arms? I don't even remember having a book bag of any kind! That bag looks ridiculous on her tiny little self and I agree with you ~ how is Livi not going to topple over backwards if she puts anything in it?! Maybe it is meant as a joke photo? Yes, that must be it. I hope your back is doing better soon, Di!! Hugs, Darnell xxoo

Lisca Meijer said...

Wow! That is a super large back pack!And books are so heavy. Poor kid. But thinking about the poor mite falling backwards made me giggle although it is not funny if it actually happens...
Have a great week with many smiles,
Blessings,
Lisca

Krisha said...

LOL! My Gds are the very same way! I worry about their backs and shoulders.....but the back packs are usually full of paper and layers of clothing they remove as the temps get warmer during the day.

Angela Radford said...

Poor little thing having to carry that great big thing Lol! Hopefully she will have grown a little before September. Have a lovely weekend and happy smiles,
Angela xXx

Sandra H said...

Awww just sooo cute!! hope your feeling better soon Di take care xx

Lynn said...

Oh Di, the photo did make me smile - I think she should be able to fit inside with no problem at all! Get better soon. I do hope Sarn has managed to come out of the cubby hole. Lynn x

Lynn Holland said...

The size of that bag made me smile, bless her. They seem all grown up when they start school don't they. Nice to get a bit of practice in first
Lynn xx

mamapez5 said...

That backpack is huge! Out here the little ones all have a wheelie bag like a child't cabin luggage on a plane, and you can hear them all trundling home on the bricked road after lunch. The poor little things do seem to have to carry a huge amount books and papers every day.
So sorry to hear about your back. I hope it settles down again soon. Hugs (gentle ones) Kate x

KandA said...

What a super backpack and I'll bet she's already started collecting things to put in it,

Sorry to hear your back is playing up again, but don't worry about having to chase us arounf the Playground as Sarn has got us all under control..... honest! xx

Dana & Glen said...

LOL, I thought the exact same thing - the backpack is as big as she is. So great that she is getting excited for school. Hope you find some relief soon :)

Princess Judy Palmer said...

This is such a hoot! That backpack is HUGE! So is the puffball on the top of that hat.

Kathleen said...

What a fabulous photo and I hope she doesn't fill it to full or she could fall over backwards.
Hope you back is getting easier now.

Kath x

Hettie said...

Wow that is a huge backpack. I am sure she could fit in that one. The sort of size I could do with!!
Hope you are feeling a bit betterer and that Parsnip has been helping you.
Hugs
xx

Lilly's Mom said...

What a fun picture; she is so small with such a large backpack! Wishing you the best and a wonderful weekend, Pat

Loll said...

That is one BIG backpack. Can you imagine her lugging that home full of books --- yikes! :)

Hope your back is feeling better soon Di! Sending hugs! xx

505whimsygirl said...

Hello Di,
Oh the thought of her overloading the backpack! At least it will be a cushion of sorts.
Did you injure your back? I'm sorry I haven't popped by.
Hugs
Kay

scrappymo! said...

Awwww....so sweet!

Cara said...

Well, she'll grow into it although at the moment she can fit into it! I hope your back behaves itself soon. Cara x

Craftychris said...

Ooh bless her! That is one huge backpack for one so small! I hope your back eases soon! Take care!!!! xxxxxxx

Lynne in NI said...

Awww poor wee chick, that is one BIG bag!

Robyn Oliver said...

Hi Di, how very exciting for Livi and what a huge backpack and I'm surprised it's not pink or purple with sweet girlie pics. Bit late with my Friday Smile visits, so hope you have a super week Robyn

Karen Petitt said...

I really hope they don't fill that! It is way too big for such a cute little one, crikey I know I couldn't pick it up if it was full. It is such a cute photo though Karen xx

JoZart Quilts said...

I have grandees in Germany and I know that they HAVE to have those bags. Livi is so little for hers and looks so sweet. The bags cost around 100 euros!!! The schools there don't provide anything so the is a lot for them to take with them. I could not believe the list my DD had to buy in advance.
Jo x