A Durban mother had her hands full on the first day of school, chasing after her 4-year-old daughter, not once or twice, but three times. Nonkululeko Nyoni told News24 that her daughter Langelihle Masinga had made a dash for it on three separate occasions, before she was able to get her settled with the rest of the children in her class.Masinga attended her first day of Grade R at the Mitchford Primary School in Tongaat on Wednesday. "She woke up at 05:00 and she was excited to start her first day," Nyoni said.She told News24 that her daughter had been excited all morning about being at school - from the parking lot, and throughout orientation."When it was time for me to leave, that's when it all started," she said. Her daughter decided to make a run for it while Nyoni was walking away from the classroom. "She ran away three times. Every time she would run, I would have to chase after her and bring her back."Eventually her teacher took her and I left. I had to keep it together, but I was heartbroken."Despite her ordeal, Nyoni said her daughter did have a good first day at her new school."She had so much to say about the school and her new friends."