Earlier this week E had her final taster session at Primary School, once again she settled into the classroom like a duck to water and just like the previous taster session she seemed rather unhappy at the idea of returning home at the close of the day. It’s great to see how settled E seems, here’s hoping that come September following the lengthy summer break that she will be as happy about starting School!
Last night I attended a parents meeting for those with children starting school this autumn, it felt quite bizarre being sat back in the reception class room listening to advice from teachers and carer’s on how to help our little ones make a smooth transition from Nursery to School. It wasn’t that long ago that I was sat listening to the very same advice back when J started school.
It’s been four years since J started School and I couldn’t be happier with how he’s getting along. He is über settled, he has made some amazing friendships, works hard when pushed, he’s come on leaps and bounds throughout the past year especially and seems to love School. I only wish that I could have felt the same back in the days when I was at School!
I’m sure that I’m meant to feel some form of heartbreak right about now given that my youngest will be off to School come September leaving me all on my lonesome. I just don’t feel it, sure I’ll miss her and I’ll worry a little but I’m pretty relaxed about the upcoming changes. Maybe its second child syndrome or something but I’m far happier this time around knowing full well what to expect.
I may have a few reservations regarding E’s quirky attitude, stubborn streak and serious strops but I’m fairly confident that give it a few months in a classroom mingling with children her own age she will learn to persevere and come to realise that the world doesn’t revolve around her.
Come next week E will be attending her leaving party at the Nursery in which she has become accustomed to attending four days a week. She has learnt so much, made great friendships, developed in so many areas and has really grown into an independent little Miss whilst spending time with the staff and children at Nursery.
I will miss popping in each morning and having a chat with the girls as I pick E up from her Nursery sessions, it feels like the end of an era! Much like packing away the baby clothes, this is one of those ‘last time’ moments as come next week I will no longer nor ever have a child that attends Nursery and that is quite daunting to say the least.
How is it that the Queen of stress by which I am referring to myself can be so relaxed about my youngest child, my little Princess growing up and starting School?! It’s just not like me to be this laid back about such a life changing event! Hey ho, give it time and I’m sure this egg will crack.