Thing’s I have learnt from the first half term at school

So today is the end of the first half term of big school for us! We are now in full swing of school life  and I thought I would share some of the things I have learnt from our first half term of school..

  1. Your child will be absolutely shattered 95% of the time that they are actually with you, school is so different to nursery and it hits them like a ton of bricks.
  2. You will get over it – the first day you may weep a little but give it a week or two and you’ll soon be over it.
  3. Phonics is a mine-field, Maisy’s teaching me something new most day’s. Thank god for good phonics apps that are available is all I’m gonna say.
  4. Your kid is a lot cleverer and more independent than you ever gave them credit.
  5. The school gate politics is real, and it is best to keep out of it.
  6. Party invitations just keep on coming, it was exciting at first to know she was making friends but now I fear for my bank balance and ever having a free weekend again.
  7. After about a week you will face the gruelling task of trying to prise information from your child about what they have actually been doing all day when they answer with “nothing” again.
  8. The school run in pretty darn annoying – the novelty of it all soon wears off and it’s just pain in the arse, having to leave early enough to get a space is a daily struggle.
  9. Three children is actually easier than one – no I’m not barking mad but Lottie misses her sisters and demands my full attention when they aren’t here because she’s used to having someone else to play with, I can’t even do the dishes without her yapping at my ankles anymore.
  10. Non iron school uniform is a pile of CRAP – trust me I spend every morning ironing uniform.
  11. Everything the teacher say’s is right and everything I say is now wrong – ‘well Mrs T say’s we do it like this mummy” – oh does she now.

What has the first term taught you?

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  1. October 25, 2015 / 11:24 am

    Wow Amy sound tough!! Ha ha – love this. I can imagine the tiredness…the twins are wiped out each night just from preschool mornings!!!! Looking forward to all this to come one day soon! Great post 🙂 Thanks for linking up lovely, much appreciated xx

    #sundaystars

  2. October 25, 2015 / 8:47 pm

    I totally get the tiredness and lack of information about what they have been doing. The only info I can get out of Freyja is what she has eaten (which generally I know as I have had to sort her meals out with catering in advance) but to be honest I am just the same when it comes to talking about my day at school too.
    Now we have the run up to Christmas and School Nativity and Carol Concerts to deal with – see you on the other side!!
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  3. October 26, 2015 / 2:06 pm

    Oh Amy, I think so many parents will nod along with you whilst reading this. Brilliant observations. x
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  4. October 26, 2015 / 2:55 pm

    I remember those days! What about your child will get every cold going and the dreaded nits too lol
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  5. October 26, 2015 / 3:53 pm

    Love this post. We are a couple of years away from school but i’m already dreading it! I”l be a complete mess when I send Lamb to school 5 days a week. I can’t believe I’ll only have him at home all day at weekends?! xx
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  6. October 27, 2015 / 11:36 am

    My niece used to do number 7 all the time. We were getting a bit concerned about what she was actually doing at school!! Xxx
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  7. October 27, 2015 / 1:30 pm

    It gets better I promise! my daughter is in year one now and she’s much less tired. A little tip: I’ve started asking, ‘What was a the best thing about today? and ‘What was the silliest thing that happened today?’ that kind of thing, and for the first time ever I’m actually getting answers! Jodie #SundayStars

  8. October 27, 2015 / 8:13 pm

    Totally agree with you in all the points.
    My son is in year 1 and everybody in the class so far this year (apart from us) has invited the whole class to their birthday parties. The novelty has worn off for us and it’s costing me a bit!

    I have given up asking my son what he has done at school as I only get “nothing” or ” can you please stop asking me?”

    #sundaystars

  9. October 28, 2015 / 1:26 am

    I had a good laugh reading some of these! I’m looking forward to when my daughter is in school, but also not looking forward to fighting for that parking space! I’ve heard a lot of people say multiple children are easier because they play together. I hope it’s true for us as our second baby is due in February!
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  10. October 28, 2015 / 8:43 pm

    Aw how funny, I loved reading this 🙂 I’m excited for L to start school in a few years but also petrified and dreading it at the same time if that’s even possible?!?!

    Love #11, silly teachers!

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