Ahhhhh with this I give out a sigh, my eldest boy is about to start ST. Peters School at the age of 4!
Now, everyone asks me the same questions, aren’t you sad…and you know what, I'm not! Now doesn’t that sound awful! But let me tell you why…
My little boy has been practicing his writing over the summer and I noticed as I picked his book up this morning that he’s completed it all! He’s wrote the numbers 1-10 on his own, he’s drawn a circle, triangle, square on his own, he’s drawn around the boat, hat, cat on his own, and yes, he’s wrote his name all on his own! And my little boy is not so little any more, hes growing up!
He is so excited to go to school so how can I be sad at his new stage of life, he’s ready to learn and eager to meet new friends. We sat last night getting all his uniform ready and he grinned from ear to ear as we were putting his P.E kit into his bag, and putting the name labels on his clothes!
Of course I'm sad I'm saying goodbye to my boy 5 days a week, it doesn’t seem like 5 minutes ago he was snuggling into me whilst feeding, or falling asleep on my chest after an active hour with his toys. It definitely doesn’t seem that long ago we had his first Christmas, or his first birthday but surely his first day of school has fast approached and I’ll be waving him off from the school classroom window with a tear in my eye. A happy tear, knowing when I pick him up at 11.45am (he’s doing half days for the first week) he will have lots to tell me. He will probably speak so fast with excitement that I cannot understand him and we will have to ask him to take a breath and calm down.
So as I finish writing this I’ve managed to re assure myself that he will be fine, he will enjoy it and it will do him good. I look forward to picking him up at the gates and listening to every word he has to tell me. Every child has moments that make you doubt your parenting skills, or who you are as a mother but they also have moments that make you feel like you’ll burst with pride and this will be one of those times.
This is why every parent documents the first day of school and captures that special photo (or 10!) I encourage you to all do the same and look back on it when it’s their last day…it will be here before we know it!