How? I’m just trying to get my head round HOW my eldest is old enough to be starting school in September???
I know there’s thousands of Mums out there in exactly the same position at the moment, having the same thoughts and feelings as me. I had a quick look and found a few tips on Mumsnet to try and help him settle in as easily as possible.
The last 4 years has gone so quickly. Granted we’ve been quite busy with moving 4 times & having another baby. But still, it feels like only a few weeks ago that he was flinging food across the kitchen while I was trying to wean him!
We’ve both learnt a lot since then; how to deal with tantrums (most of the time!), that tomato sauce doesn’t go with spaghetti bolognaise & 7pm really is late enough to go to bed.
I’ve been busy buying his new uniform, making sure it’s too big so we can take some cracking photos of his 1st day that we’ll treasure (& giggle at!) forever!
The other day though, it hit me.
My baby is going to school & once he’s there, that’s it for the next 14 years. He’ll be an adult when he leaves the education system. An adult! Oh my word!!
But after losing it for a few moments, shedding a few tears (OK… I cried, real big tears & lots of them!) I pulled myself together & gave myself a good talking too.
I’ve had the best 4 years of my life getting to know him.
We’ve laughed, played, had a lot of ‘firsts’, but there’s plenty more to come. We have so many more adventures to have & we’ve so much more to teach him & learn with him. My colleague said to me a couple of years ago, every age is the best age, which I’m fast finding out is so true. Each stage brings something new, exciting & challenging. Every time I feel those tears coming on, I remember that & it just makes me excited for the next step.
So, to all the Primary School Mums-to-be, let’s start as we mean to go on – excited & ready for the next challenges to keep in our Mummy Memory Boxes.