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?
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…
Is your little one starting Primary School this year?
KA … AKA an emotional wreck x