A knot in my stomach I just can’t shift

It felt like a matter of days ago I was writing our A-Z of summer fun and gearing up for the holidays now I am sat here with back to school looming and a knot in my stomach about it.

Last year Maisy started school and I was cool as a cucumber, she had been in the nursery at the school in the year previously so I was used to taking her in everyday, she had her friends already, knew her teacher and the routine of the day at school.

Bella doesn’t, I kept her at another nursery which is completely separate to the school because she loved it, they really promote outdoor learning and I felt like she will be spending the next how ever many years in a class room and to make the most of it for her while we could. Her confidence has come on leaps and bounds since I wrote this post; shy is not a word I would use to describe her anymore at all. She’s a massive character with a ton of personality but in the back of my mind I still see the quiet, shy little girl she used to be and really hope starting school doesn’t set her back.

She’s super excited to start a new adventure on Monday, so I am putting on a big smile and being just as excited as her but the knot in my stomach isn’t going away. I know children need independence and a chance to grow and develop away from their parents but I am finding this tough.

Deep down I know I am being a bit of a pansy and she’s going to have an amazing time but right now all I want is my little blonde haired, blue eyed mini me to stop growing up and stay that little girl who sneaks in bed with me for cuddles every night.

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Is anyone else feeling nervous about their little ones starting school next week?

 

11 Comments

  1. August 31, 2016 / 9:52 am

    Aww bless you Amy, just shows each child is different and it never gets any easier. With everything going on here I haven’t given it much thought and probably because G is so independent I am more relaxed anyway. I know LJ will be another kettle of fish. Hope it all goes ok on Monday for you, she’ll be fine I’m sure x
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  2. August 31, 2016 / 10:38 am

    I can’t believe it’s next week she starts, I’m going to be so emosh this time next year. I think Bells will be fine once she settles into it just might take her some getting used to! Your babies are all growing up!!!xxx
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  3. August 31, 2016 / 11:07 am

    Aww bless my son has quite awhile until he will be going to school/preschool but we need to put him on a waiting list and the idea of him being grown up enough to go sounds scary and I know I will definetly being feeling the same as u when the time comes.
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  4. August 31, 2016 / 6:35 pm

    I feel the same although my son is starting Nursery. I have no idea how September came so quickly. Good luck for Monday xx
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  5. September 1, 2016 / 5:09 pm

    I have a post very similar to this going live in the next couple of days…it’s such a bittersweet time isn’t it? While i’m excited for this new chapter in Riley’s life, i can’t help but feel a little bit sad and am wanting to pause time. Hope Bella settles into school ok next week x
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  6. September 2, 2016 / 3:50 pm

    Oh my goodness yes. My daughter starts nursery at her school so she will be going every day for a couple of hours. I wish time could stand still. I know she will love it just like you said but urgh if only she was the little girl that needed me still x
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  7. September 4, 2016 / 8:45 am

    I wish you all the best for the new school year 🙂

    I have been feeling so nervous, not a massive change here as my younger girls are still at home this year but my eldest started year 1 at school on Friday, she has been there for two years now but I think all feels like proper school now. Having said that she absolutely loved being back, I think it can be harder for us than for them at times.

    Hope you all have a good week and your girls settle into their nursery/school routines well 🙂 xx
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  8. September 5, 2016 / 8:52 am

    I felt like that when my twins started school, 3 years ago! However they are super happy and I think we worry more than they do! I hope it goes ok, for both of you!
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  9. September 7, 2016 / 8:54 pm

    Oh Amy my heart goes out to you. It must be so weird when they start school and they’re not around you anymore. I can’t even begin to imagine letting Evie go to school. I just want to spend as much time as possible with her watching her grow. I hope she keeps her confidence when she starts and you both soon settle into the new routine of it all xx
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