Friday, 27 June 2014
We are hurtling to the end of term at an alarming rate. Whilst I am sure this is something that makes every teacher happy, I feel a little more anxious. It means that yet another school year is over. My baby who has only just started school (in my mind) is going to be heading to Year 2. The last year of infants. My even bigger baby (middle man) will be starting in reception in September.
People keep asking me how I feel about middle man starting school. Generally I smile and say it's great. Only one child to look after now. It's good that he will be going off to school with his big brother. How do I actually feel? Well I am not really sure. I am pleased that he will be going off to school with his brother. Big man is so proud of his school and his enthusiasm of it shines through so that middle man is excited about going there too. One school drop off rather than two is good. I have loved seeing big man grow at school too. Learning to read and write and make his own friends. I am looking forward to seeing this with middle man too.
But I also feel a little sad. Little man is going to lose his partner in crime. He is going to be lost without his playmate. Ok they might fight with each other a lot, but they have really grown to love each other. I fear that little man is going to stand at the school gate on the first day demanding that he goes to school too. Middle man still seems so little. I am pretty sure that 5 full days at school is going to be a big shock to his system, resulting in tears and tantrums at home.
Having said all of this, there are still a few months left until he starts and he can grow up a lot in that time. I will make the most of having him at home and also ensure that this time round I buy the correct sized uniform!
Do you have mixed feelings about your child starting school?