My baby's all grown up: Singapore mums get emotional on first day of school

Nurul Azliah
Senior Lifestyle Reporter
Singapore mothers share emotional posts on first day of school (Photo: @ripplesim/Instagram)

Singaporean mothers can be the biggest drama queens we grow to love.

While many in Singapore get back to the grind on the first working day of 2018, mothers experiencing jitters over their children’s first day of school shared their excitement and anxiety on Instagram.

Accompanied by photos of their children in crisp and brand new school uniforms, these posts definitely prove that the first day of school are a big deal for Singaporean parents. Not only is it a start of a new chapter for their kids, it also reminds them of how much their children have grown and how far they’ve come as parents.

Local blogger Esther Rachel, whose daughter attended her first day at a primary school on Tuesday (2 January), regards it as a “momentous milestone” for her firstborn Kylie Joseph.

In a post on her Instagram account (@estherachel), the mother of two also mentioned that she was sad that her husband wasn’t around to witness the occasion as he had been hospitalised.

Entrepreneur Ripple Sim (@ripplesim) shared about a little competition she had with her husband when getting their daughter ready for her first day of school.

Although @jazsoo beats me to putting on her uniform blouse, but I intercepted to put on #M’s pleated skirt! Felt some tears in my eyes as I put it on, she looked so grown up!” said Sim, who runs an events styling business. “Hope her new friendships are sincere.”

A lengthy post by bridal designer Shairah Shazana shared words of advice to her daughter Aurelisha on Instagram. “I am sure that right now you are feeling lost. But don’t worry, you’ll soon going to love it!”

It was an emotional morning for real estate agent Nona Khirana to see her son Ashayr board the school bus for the very first time. “I really had no time to be dramatic and cry. My firstborn is no longer a baby!”

For @mrsgteo, it was the first day of school for her twin daughters. “Am extremely nervous because the twins were still whining about their old friends back in the old school last night… Crossing fingers the girls will be all right because mummy still needs to rush back to the office for a meeting later!”

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