LIKE most mothers, Anita Bayada feels like it was only yesterday that her son Alexander Bayada-Harvey was crawling, but in about two weeks he will go to school for the first time.
But there will be no tears.
“I will only cry if he does,” she said.
And Alexander is determined not to, rather, he is excited about the next big adventure.
It cost Ms Bayada about $470 for the uniforms to send her son to school, however, she was not complaining.
She said it was far cheaper than daycare.
“It’s about $77 for three days at daycare, whereas, to send him to school it’s only costing me $690 in fees for the whole year,” she said.
The most costly part of the uniform was the shoes.
Ms Bayada agonised over the decision for some time but decided she would opt for a more expensive pair.
“It’s just a trial to see how he goes,” she said.
“I thought I would get the expensive pair and see how they hold up compared to the cheaper brands.
“I’ve never bought him expensive shoes before so it will be an education.”
Alexander was certainly happy with the investment.
“They’re really fast,” he said as he demonstrated the speed around the backyard.
Ms Bayada hopes he will outgrow them before he destroys them.
She also has a plan to make the most out of his uniform.
Every part of his uniform is a size too big, in the hope that the items last him for at least the year.
“His pants are far too big but I will take them in and then I will just take them out again,” Ms Bayada said.