It has been a very long time since I last wrote a blog, so long in fact that its taken me ages to put together as I appear to have forgotten what to do! Anyhow today marks a very special day for us (and many others) as it is our son's first day at Primary school. Of course I couldn't let it pass without taking some photos and writing down some of my thoughts.
It's a day filled with mixed emotions, I think/know he is more than ready to begin his school journey but he has only just turned 4 and in some ways seems so small. I know he is going to have the best time and having his big sister at the same school is an added bonus. In fact I think she might have been more excited for his first day than him!
Due to Covid 19 we weren't able to take him into the classroom, we just had to wave him off from the car park. It feels a bit weird not to have been able to help him hang his coat on his peg and introduce him to his teacher.
But he has been going to the school nearly everyday for most of his life as he was about 6 weeks old when his sister started at the school so he is very familiar with the classroom and as it's a small school everyone know him too.
He's a lovely lad and if he approaches school in the same way as pre-school then I know he is going to have lots of fun, friends and a great learning experience.
I had a feeling the weather might not be so good today with drizzle forecast so I decided to take these images a couple of days ago when it was a bit sunnier.
The house is very quiet, I think it's going to take a while to adjust and get used to the 'new norm' after a strange 6 months.
I hope anyone reading this who has little or big ones starting a new school are currently sat with their feet up having a well deserved cuppa. This parenting journey sure is a rollercoaster of emotions, the balancing act of wanting to let them spread their wings and fly but at the same time holding onto them tightly and not letting them go because you'd like them to stay just they way they are for a little longer.
A little note for his sister starting year 4, Keep doing what you are doing, you make us very proud.