On Tuesday Mr 5 is off to his first day of Prep. It’s a new beginning for him, the first step in his schooling career. It means letting go a little and trusting him and the people that he will be around. It’s something that I am surprisingly struggling with.
I am so excited for him. I loved school. He is such a curious kid and I hope that his teacher is able to work with him on his level, so that his natural curiosity isn’t lost. I hope that the things that make him who he is, will help him start this journey. I hope that his anxiety doesn’t hold him back.
Mr 5 has been in daycare since he was 8 weeks old for 2 days a week. I thought that I was ready for this. I’m not. The feeling first hit me when we were seeing a movie before Christmas. In front of us was a group of school kids with their teachers. I felt my eyes well up when I realised that in a few years that could be him. In that moment I wanted time to stand still. I wasn’t ready for him to get older.
I will miss my little guy when he is at school. Sure he drives me up the wall sometimes, and there are some days when I am glad for daycare day to come around again. However, there are times when I love having another body in the house, I love sharing my day with him. I’m worried that my little boy will be broken, that he won’t love school and there will be nothing I can do about it.
Despite my misgivings and the anxiety I have about him starting school, I am so excited to start this next chapter. I can’t wait to see him learn, and to listen to his stories from school. He gets so excited when he learns something new, I hope he never loses that.
Have you got kids starting school this year? How are you feeling?
Do you remember your first day of school?
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