38 days and counting {The Ordinary Moments}

I’m the mummy who is upset by my little boy starting School in September. In just over a months time our little family will be popping on our shoes, holding on tight to our gorgeous boys hands and making our way, step by step to his 1st day at Primary School. I can’t help but feel like he’s too young. He’s only just turned four. Is it just me?

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In 38 days (and counting), our gorgeous boy takes those first steps into life as a School Boy. A little boy on his educational journey. When our routine and days as we know it change exponentially. Our days will be governed by a rather cute School uniform, our holidays restricted to term times (I’m not a fan of that already) and due to both Mr H and I working full-time we will need to continue with our military precision routine of a morning. Four days a week we will be relying upon our local before and after School club to take our boy to School in a morning. It hurts. Even before the day arrives I feel so sad at the thought of not being able to walk or drive our gorgeous boy to School each morning. I will savour each Friday. I will look forward to a Friday where my working day will work around his School day.

Starting school feels like such a HUGE milestone for him and me. If truth be told I don’t quite know how I’ll manage let alone Lil G. I haven’t mentioned Mr H in that scenario as he is very much a take it in your stride kind of person. I cry, he smiles, I worry, he feels excitement. I stress, he calms me. I wonder how he’ll cope on the big day? I love that we’ll both be there.

For now I am choosing to welcome the shopping trips for School bits and bobs. Choosing a School Bag and trying on School shoes. Like Lil G and Mr H I am choosing to be excited rather than scared.

I am also choosing to enjoy every possibly moment with our gorgeous boy. Whether it is a walk around our local gardens, a trip to the shops, a game of football, the walk to Kindergarten, watching a movie, a day trip, looking on as Lil G swims, or even just our weekly ritual of snuggles in bed on a Saturday. These Ordinary Moments no longer stand as that. They are very special moments which I will treasure.

I plan to hold on tight, kiss and cuddle which we call a snuggle, trying not to count down the days, whilst I magic up a plan to put things on hold for just a little bit longer. For now these moments are precious…

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Is your little one starting Primary School this year?

KA … AKA an emotional wreck x


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  1. Sarah Fairlie
    2nd August 2015 / 9:30 pm

    Hi KA my little boy Z is starting school in September. I to am cherishing every second we have together and making special memories this summer. I am trying not to think about 7th September when he starts his first day

    • Sarah Fairlie
      2nd August 2015 / 9:36 pm

      (Cont) as if I do I cry and I want to be so happy and excited for my baby boy because to me he is still my precious baby boy so no it is not just you xx

      • Life As Our Little Family
        3rd August 2015 / 3:16 pm

        I completely understand, lets stay strong together! x

  2. 2nd August 2015 / 9:33 pm

    Oh my lovely I completely get this post. I feel a bit of the odd one out as amongst my friends they all feel a bit sentimental about their children started but they are more just excited.I just feel sad and upset, I am not ready for her to go and not ready for this part of our lives to be older. Of course I am super excited for her to start this next part of her journey but it doesn’t mean I am not sad. We should definitely relish these moments while we can. x

    • Life As Our Little Family
      3rd August 2015 / 3:17 pm

      Aww i’m so glad as I was staring to feel alone. I’m not ready as yet. I need to build myself up over the next few weeks. x

  3. 3rd August 2015 / 3:37 pm

    Oh lovely, we have another year to go but I already feel all this so very very much and I am the same as you. I am scared about it all, will he be happy etc? The hub is so calm and “it’ll be fine” all the time. Hugs lovely xx

    • Life As Our Little Family
      3rd August 2015 / 4:27 pm

      I think that’s why i’m struggling with it as I just don’t know. On the one hand he’s really confident and enjoys the nursery environment and then we went to get his school uniform on Saturday and he was so very excited. it’s so cute. He was asking for a bag etc so we’re off to Cath Kidston to pick one. Then yesterday happens and it worries me, we went to a birthday party for his best buddy and he wouldn’t leave our side for the whole of the 2-hours. Literally glued to us. This is when I worry x

  4. 3rd August 2015 / 3:54 pm

    Aw I understand my eldest is staring next month – NEXT MONTH! I keep having a moment when I’m so proud and can’t wait for him to start then I find myself thinking no don’t grow up so fast stay with me your too little. I’m sure they’ll do great but it is hard, big hugs x x x

    • Life As Our Little Family
      3rd August 2015 / 4:25 pm

      Yes I agree, it certainly is a rollercoaster of emotions, I don hope he manages to take it in his stride x

  5. 3rd August 2015 / 5:17 pm

    Z almost sounds a bit excited but I’m just not ready, I was really nervous dropping him off to his settling in session and I think I’m going to be a bit worse on his first day. I just can’t believe this has come round so so quickly. Surely it can’t be right they’re starting this year? It feels like we should have one more year with them at preschool. I think we’ll all be virtually holding hands on that first day xx

    • Life As Our Little Family
      3rd August 2015 / 6:54 pm

      I think that’s a great idea, a virtual hug! x

  6. 3rd August 2015 / 6:07 pm

    I think once they head to school its a whole mixture of emotions from the minute they start. My son was like Lil G and turned 4 the middle of August. Even though he was so young I felt he was ready for school despite being one of the youngest in his class. I am sure Lil G will be fine. Its us mums that find everything so hard. Wait until he leaves primary school. I think I sobbed for about 6 months. hugs xx

    • Life As Our Little Family
      3rd August 2015 / 6:54 pm

      Yes I can imagine. I don’t like rollercoasters but fear from September it will be a very BIG one! x

  7. 3rd August 2015 / 7:21 pm

    I get this awful anxious feeling every time I think of L starting, he will be in just four days after he turns four and my heart breaks every time I think of it! Sometimes I wish they started school later in the country, I’m not sure he is ready and I know I’m not. He will enjoy it and go in happily I know but its handing over a huge part of his life. Such a lovely post sweet, I think there will be a few tearful mums come September xxx

  8. 5th August 2015 / 8:43 am

    I can only imagine how you must be feeling! I’m sure its such a bitterwseet moment, as I’ve found that so much of parenting is! Each new step is exciting, but means you’re leaving something behind! xx

    • Life As Our Little Family
      5th August 2015 / 12:43 pm

      You are right, each step is exciting. Very exciting. I think he’s ready. x

  9. 7th August 2015 / 12:22 pm

    I totally feel for you. Harry will be 4 for three weeks next September and will be starting school and I am already not ready, I think it should be 5 years old before you can start. I hope he loves school though and he is just gorgeous x #WotW

  10. 7th August 2015 / 12:51 pm

    It is such a big change but you will both get used to it….It makes you appreciate the time you spend with them on evenings and weekends even more….Sending big hugs xxxx

  11. 7th August 2015 / 2:34 pm

    This was us last year and I really did not want my girl to go, though I knew she’d be fine. But the year has flown by, she loves it at school and it’s amazing how quickly you do adjust. It’s a new journey and it’ll bring so many proud moments with it, too x Thanks for sharing with #WotW

    • Life As Our Little Family
      7th August 2015 / 8:21 pm

      Oh yes I remember, seems like only yesterday. I’m looking forward to the proud moments. The next 4 weeks need to go very slowly! x

  12. 7th August 2015 / 5:51 pm

    It’s definitely a really emotional time. My youngest will be starting school in September too and I’m definitely feeling it more than I did with my elder son. I cried at his last day of pre-school as it felt like the end of an era! Hopefully, once things settle down in September, it’ll feel less sad. #WotW

    • Life As Our Little Family
      7th August 2015 / 8:19 pm

      So emotional. G has 3 weeks at Kindergarten before a week off and then straight into School. Eek ! x

  13. 8th August 2015 / 10:25 am

    Love your photos. It is such a big thing starting school and so upsetting for our mums. My son started school a little later which helped as he was ready. Our little lady is summer born and I’m already worried about her starting school so young. Enjoy your summer together x

    • Life As Our Little Family
      9th August 2015 / 4:48 pm

      Thank you. We intend to enjoy every spare moment. Hopefully I will feel better about it once he settles. x

  14. 9th August 2015 / 12:02 am

    Oh this is such a lovely post. My baby is starting school in September too, having turned for at the end of June, and I can’t believe he won’t be with me during the day. We’ve spent the last four years together, getting into our own little routine and I’ve enjoyed every minute. I’m sure once you get into your new routine things won’t feel so dauntingly emotional. You’re right though, about enjoying all of the ordinary moments now, during the next 38 days

    • Life As Our Little Family
      9th August 2015 / 4:47 pm

      Thank you! Hopefully the new routine will be ok. For now I just need to enjoy our time together as it’s only a weekend where we really do get that quality time. Enjoy your time also.

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