Middle Man Starts School #Powerofsoft

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Middle Man Starts School #Powerofsoft

It seems only yesterday that I kissed big man goodbye, got into the car with my husband and headed to the hospital in a nervous but excited state ready to meet my gorgeous middle man.

Mum and newborn baby

I no longer remember the sleepless nights. Infact I don't remember much. Life has whizzed past. I blinked and middle man was starting preschool. Leaving me, off to explore, on his own. I am so glad that I wrote this on the eve of his third Birthday so that I can remember what he was like as he started pre school.

starting pre school

Blink again and today was the day that middle man started reception. School five days a week. How is that possible? My baby is at school. Little man is going to miss him terribly. They have become such good friends over the last few months. Middle man no longer sees little man as a baby, but as a playmate, because lets face it, little man is growing up so quickly too.

After a hilarious teacher home visit, I know that middle man will be just fine. He jumped out of bed full of beans this morning. He proudly told Daddy at the breakfast table that he was now a big boy and would be going to school to learn to be a vet and look after sick animals. I'm not sure that this is on the reception syllabus, but I do know that the school have 2 rabbits so hopefully he will get to see them soon.

starting reception

I will miss middle man being at home, but now it is time for him to go and make friends and learn. When you first have a newborn it feels as though the sleepless nights are endless, but blink twice and they are heading out to the big wide world one little foot at a time.

For now I need to savour the fact that he is happy to give me a kiss and cuddle at the gate. Fairy is helping to encourage Mums and Dads to make the most of those soft cuddles with their little ones while they can. I gave middle man a big cuddle when he went in this morning and I will most certainly be giving him an even bigger one when I pick him up at 3.15. Trust me there is a reason behind the saying time flys. It really does.

brothers walking to school

Here is a short video that Fairy have made showing just how precious those soft cuddles are. Has you little one started school or pre school this year? If so how are they finding it?

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  1. Aww! I hope he has a fantastic day! They do grow up so fast! x

  2. Louise Fairweather10 September 2014 at 17:00

    He did thanks. I have a lovely junk picture and when asked what he did he said everything.

  3. Aw gorgeous post Louise, how is middle man getting on now? I bet he's made a big impression at school! And how is it with just one little one tearing around the place? x x

  4. Louise Fairweather15 September 2014 at 17:06

    He got his first gold star today for sitting nicely :-)

  5. So lovely - I hope he's had a ball starting at middle school… it won;t be long before mine starts school! eek! It's so true that you blink and the time is gone.. xx

  6. Oh congratulations on such a big step for you all. I love that video - says it all really. My heart broke last year when the youngest started Reception, but it has been the making of him. I hope your Middle Mad is as happy - he certainly looks like he will be and I'm glad you're confident of it :)

  7. Louise Fairweather21 September 2014 at 14:47

    So far so good....

  8. Louise Fairweather21 September 2014 at 14:47

    It is scary! And then your life is broken into 6 and 7 week chunks