#LivingArrows – Back To School 37/53 (2018)

It’s been almost a week since the kids went back to school: J is now in year five and E has moved up to year one, despite protesting that having turned five years old, she should therefore be in the reception class. According to E, reception class is for four and five years olds thus should be where she should remain. We explained over and over to E that year one is for five and six year olds, yet she refused to acknowledge or to accept this information and it wasn’t until her first day back at school that she finally understood.

Both J and E have seem to have settled nicely into their new classes and classrooms which is somewhat of a relief. The start of the school year must feel like such a huge thing for kids; there are so many changes in such a short space of time and I have absoloutly no doubt that it must be overwhelming at times.

The past week has been somewhat chaotic and whilst I’ve desperately tried to get our household back into some kind of routine, it’s been rather difficult to say the least. We’ve had builders at the house fitting new french doors, which as you can imagine took time and left a huge amount of mess to clear. We’ve also had a few random appointments to attend, that and we’ve celebrated two family birthdays so there’s been very little time to stop and to relax into a routine.

This week is no different in that it’s going to be busy. However, come Saturday I am hoping to be able to spend some much needed down time with my family and to finally kick back and to relax into an established routine.

Back To School

#LivingArrows - Back To School 37/53 (2018)

Thanks for reading and as always I look forward to catching up with your #LivingArrows either through your own posts or comments upon this post.

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  1. September 16, 2018 / 8:36 am

    Back to school was pretty chaotic here – and it sounds like E really loved Reception to want to go back again x

  2. September 16, 2018 / 10:39 am

    I find back to school a bit bittersweet happy for them as they make progress but a teeny bit sad my babas are growing up #livingarrows

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