Mixed Feelings

Friday, 27 June 2014

Mixed Feelings

pre school uniform

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?

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  1. Jocelyn (@ReadingRes)27 June 2014 at 10:38

    I wrote about my daughter starting school earlier this week - I'm sad about it. She's very happy and excited, though, so I have no concerns about her- just feels like the end of an era and I think Little Man will really miss her, too.

  2. Louise Fairweather27 June 2014 at 11:26

    Both our little men will be lonely x

  3. I can really relate to your comments about how you feel your son has just started school. H is at the end of year 2 and I can't believe he's going to be a junior when i know he only started last week.

  4. Merlinda Little27 June 2014 at 19:48

    We just attended meetings this week for my son's start with Reception too. Though my son did his pre-school I am so scared as this is something bigger. I am still trying to calm my nerves. My son is growing and these are the things that I have to learn to do. Letting him go and grow and learn. Scary! #pocolo

  5. Louise Fairweather27 June 2014 at 20:03

    Time really does fly doesn't it x

  6. Louise Fairweather27 June 2014 at 20:04

    It is also lovely watching them become their own person x

  7. Victoria Welton28 June 2014 at 15:34

    I always feel a little sad at the end of each school year knowing that it is another year closer to Grace being a grown-up. At the same time I am always fascinated at how she is developing. A bittersweet situation :) Can really relate. Thank you for linking to PoCoLo :) x