To make an end is to make a beginning….
It’s Sunday night, the night before Roz enters the river of structured and formal education and gets swept through it’s many twists and turns. She’s in the bathroom right now, after a pretty packed weekend of activity, trying to talk her way into another hour of staying awake.
Get your night clothes, tell daddy to brush your teeth, do your last wees and get into bed, then call me.
This has been my refrain the last thirsty minutes. It’s exhausting but I know she is excited.As usual I have done things at the last minute. I got her lunchbox and drinking bottle in a mad dash to the shopping centre yesterday while trying to find a pink wig (which we didn’t find and I was GUTTED!!) But more on that tomorrow.
Today we went out to check her new (temporary) school out, meet her teacher, and see what’s the happy haps as JD from scrubs would say. We got a look at who will be in her class and I’m delighted that she will already know so many kids as it’s a very local community school so most were in creche or preschool with her over the last three years. And her cousin will be in the same classroom.
I don’t really have much else to say. Today was a whirlwind of getting fruit and snacks for her and me, for work, getting the week’s batch cooking out of the way and botching some of it (burnt chicken! argh!) , crying because I have had to miss Comic con for the second day which I loved yesterday and wanted to go to today. The life of a grown up totally sucks sometimes., but it has its rewards too.
So I’m sitting here thinking about new beginnings. Because every end by it’s very nature implies a new beginning and my little child is taking that first step into a new world. I don’t know if my brain has wrapped itself around the whole idea yet so yes, I’m aware that I’m rambling.
Be patient with me, it’s also a new beginning for me and I;m trying to muddle my way through.
Well, they’re done. Presumably clean teethed and empty bladdered and ready for bed.
I’ll fill you in tomorrow on how it goes.
Oh emotional yet exciting. She’ll love it, best of luck in the morning xx
Thank you Nicola! I really hope she does. It’s an earlier start than she’s used to so here’s hoping she won’t be too grumpy.
I wonder if she’ll sleep well tonight, or be far too excited to do so! Look forward to your update tomorrow, I’m sure it’ll be fab x
She slept like a log…eventually. She’s a night owl so I don’t know how well we’ll fare in teh future with bed time. The novelty might wear off soon.
All the very best for tomorrow. It’s such a mix of pride and devastation as we lead them in, still connected, and then turn and walk out without them. I hope she has a wonderful day and you are not too lonely.
Thank you Tric, it was only for an hour today, and two hours tomorrow…the days after that will be just strange.
I hope all goes well today. That’s just great that she has a few little friends in her class already. I have a little girl going into seniors and she’s protesting right now. I hadn’t seen this coming!
Oh no Olivia! I hope it gets better during the week as she meets friends from school. Roz got on great actually. loved it.
Good luck with the start of school! It’s such a huge step, but she’ll do great!
Thanks Zoe, she was great.
Awww bless, I am sure it is a very big change for both of you. You just reminded me I need to cook in advance for Tuesday and Wednesday
oh the endless cooking! I am exhausted with the cooking and I smell like food. Which isn’t a bad thing I guess…I hope you’ll post some of your recipes.
Hope she gets on ok! My eldest starts full time school next week. He will love it so I’m not too worried as he got on so well in the nursery class. Can’t wait to read how she got on
Thank you, she got on great, I definitely think being in preschool helped a lot. Best of luck with yours next week.
Aww how exciting it is though. My little boy starts reception on the 14th very bitter-sweet for me. x
Best of luck with your little one’s start. It’s really such a strange transitioning time and I hope you have more of the sweet than the bitter.
How exciting for her! I bet she was so excited she couldnt sleep! I would love to hear how she got on!
It took us ages to get her to sleep last night. today she just conked out in seconds. I’ve blogged about how we got on…
The first day of school is tough on Mommy. Today was my boys first day back at school & I had a couple tears this morning (when they couldn’t see me!). Best of luck & looking forward to hearing how the day goes tomorrow x
Oh I hope you’re okay now. They can be quite hard and it’s good to have a little cry just to let all that emotion out.I hope he got on okay. Roz did great.
How exciting! I bet she LOVES her first day at school and comes home feeling oh so grown up. I hope it goes well for you-it’s always worse for Mummy!
She had a great first day Laura. Not a bother on her and it was great to see. Very touching. sniff.
eeee! exciting time! How did it go for you both? Hopefully well. Such a big occassion.
She was brilliant, took it all in her stride. And yes, it was a really big occasion.
I agree, I wrote a post called the end is preparing us for the beginning. this is so true, love your post.
Thank you Sacha. I’ll e sure to go over and read your post.
How did it go?
My daughter has just started secondary school, it’s incredibly daunting all these changes! x
It went really well! Sorry I ended up taking ages to get back to you. I hope your daughter is getting on well with Secondary school too.