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.


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


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  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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