My Little Boy's Next Step

25 June 2012

Tonight I've been to an information evening at the pre-school where Oliver is starting in September. Hubby is on lates so I had to go alone, but my best friend was there as her daughter will also going there.

My brain is a bit mashed with information overload now. They told us all about the nursery. When he'll be starting. Who his key worker is. Showed us a video of all the activities they get up to. Showed us round the nursery. There's so much to take in.

I hope he settles in alright. It took him a while to settle in to playgroup when he started. There were lots of tears {from both of us}. I think he'll be fine though, he's much more confident now and makes friends easily.

God, it feels like yesterday that Oliver was a newborn, feeding all the time and keeping me up all night! Now he's ready to go to pre-school. I just can't believe he's grown up so fast.

And I'm not oven going to think about September 2013 when he'll start proper school *eeek*!

How did you/do you feel about your children starting school or pre-school?

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  1. My son starts school in September 2013 too, I can't imagine it! He's been going to nursery since he was 1 and now he's in the pre-school room so it wasn't a big thing for us really, it just sort of happened! He only goes for a day and a half a week though as that fits in with my work, so I am wondering if I should up it a bit next year to get him used to going more often. My son is fine there now, but the pre-school room is quite busy and rowdy and I think he feels a bit intimidated sometimes. Good luck!

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    1. Hi Jennifer, at least we've got over a year to get used to the idea of proper school! x

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  2. My son starts pre school in September-it's so scary, I still want him all to myself in some ways. The paper work came through for me to fill in last week, I am dreading 'handing him over' as he's never been looked after by anyone that isn't family so will be a bit strange. Hope it all goes ok/

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    1. I was like that when Oliver started playgroup (2 mornings per week) in October last year. He had always been looked after by family and I was heartbroken on his first day, I felt like I was abandoning him! It took him a littlw while to settle in but he loves it now. Good luck xx

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  3. My son starts pre school in September too, it's so scary and I also sort of want him all to myself still! Had all the paper work through the other day which has made it all so real and a bit scary-he's never been looked after anyone that isn't family as we are lucky they all live near. Hope it all goes ok :)

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  4. My youngest daughter starts in September and I veer wildly between thinking 'Yay, they're all at school' to 'OMG, they're all at school!' She seems incredibly old for her years and I keep thinking about the difference between her at 4 and my eldest DD at 4 and it's immense - she's so much more independent that DD1 - but still, she's my baby and my baby's growing up so fast! I have literally blinked and 8 years of children has shot by!

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    1. What happens to the time when you have kids?! It flies by at the speed of light! Good luck for your DD starting school, if she's so independent and confident, I'm sure she'll settle in straight away xx

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  5. I miss those days. Time does go fast with your children. It's hard to believe mine are no longer in elementary....it goes so fast....cherish it and I can tell that you do. = )

    Irish

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    1. So true Irish. Sometimes I can't wait until they're both at school! But most days I just want to keep them this age forever. All I can do is hold on to all my memories and take millions of photos! xx

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