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