How are you? Hope you are doing well and there is excitement, happiness, thrill with a hint of sadness about the the fact that the kids are going back to school. It’s a milestone year as my son is going to Junior school. Can’t believe that time has gone by so fast. I remember the first day I left him in the reception year. We were queuing and he was bored. So he came out of the queue and started jumping up in the little bouncing board and running around in the little play area in the school. I was happy (at least he wasn’t crying) and didn’t have a chance to shed a tear as I had to ask him repeatedly to come and join the queue. He remains the same! How was your first day at your kid’s school? How was your drop off?
The reception year was blurry, went too quickly. Year 1 was in the middle, was still recovering from the reception year. Year 2, a lot of adjustment from all of us as I went back to work full time. Quick again. As they say, ‘the days are long, but the years short’. So reception, year 1, year 2, summer holidays, autumn break, half term, school plays, nativity play, school trips, sports day, parent’s meeting, prize day, literature week music tea, assemblies, harvest festival (remember the hats, boxes) and coffee mornings (have I forgotten any?), all kept going, and you are left with a kid in Junior School. How is it possible? Something mysterious is definitely going on. I looked at him and said, ‘there must be something mysterious going on, the years have gone really quickly’. He said, ‘no mummy, not that quickly, but the holiday has definitely gone quickly’. Boy o boy! This is for the all mums, all the emotions of sending them to school and the lovely days ahead. It’s a mixture of emotions and hope for the wonderful memories and joys of learning new things. Do you feel the same?
So are you ready?!! Yes, back to school! Lots of wishes…