Sunshine Sunday: Beginnings

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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4 thoughts on “Sunshine Sunday: Beginnings

  1. Ness

    It was emotional year last year when I had my youngest starting kindergarten and the oldest starting high school. They both seemed to make the transition smoothly, though. It’s all good, and now you can both discover the joys of homework. And school fetes, and assemblies and parent/teacher interviews.. Am I selling it to you yet? OK, don’t listen to me. Good luck! xo

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