The Next Milestone- Learning To ‘Let It Go’

The Next Milestone- Learning To 'Let It Go'It’s late and I should really be in bed but I can’t sleep there is something on my mind. Tomorrow (well today actually so I’ve noticed having just glanced at the clock) my little Princess has her first day at Nursery.

Unlike J who went to Nursery at the tender age of six months old, E has had the luxury of staying at home until almost three years of age. I worried at first that by keeping her at home I would somehow hold her back from developing her confidence and independence, I needn’t have worried as the result has been the complete opposite. E is the most confident and independent little girl I have ever known, she sings, dances and joins in with almost anything you throw her way.

Whilst she may be ready to go to Nursery at this point, I still feel like I am having a bit of a wobble truth be told. It is only a taster day for now as she wont start officially until September but still I will have to dig out the oversized sunglasses come tomorrow morning to hide the leaky eyes.

E is our second and sadly our last child, I feel like time seems to have gone by faster second time around. Each and every milestone that E conquers I watch with pride, whilst simultaneously a little piece of my heart breaks as I realise that ‘this is it’ the baby days are over.

I felt I needed to document this moment as it’s a ‘biggy’ for me, no doubt E will take it all in her stride and will have uggins of fun. I will miss her though, I will miss my little playmate even if it is only for two hours, I know it’s the start of ‘things to come’.

I guess I will have to follow in Elsa’s footsteps and try to ‘Let It Go’. I will never truly let go, I will always be there for my children to catch them when they fall, to encourage them to ‘give it a go’ and to watch them proudly as they succeed.

A Cornish Mum


  1. July 13, 2016 / 11:48 am

    Oh I know exactly how you feel and I wrote a similar post myself when my youngest started school in September.

    It’s just heartbreaking isn’t it seeing them grow up so quickly! With my eldest I was willing the next milestone to come and am completely the opposite with my younger one.

    I hope she had fun and settled in well though – it’s usually us that worry and feel anxious and not them! #PickNMix

    • July 13, 2016 / 11:54 am

      Thanks Maria she seems fairly happy about going back this Friday so I think we are onto a winner.

  2. July 14, 2016 / 10:47 pm

    I hope she enjoyed it and feels ready in September and you too. I think its actually harder for us than them! Thanks for linking up to #PicknMix

    Stevie x

    • July 15, 2016 / 11:42 am

      She was fine this morning as was I !

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