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Old Aug 29th, 2017, 01:02 AM   1
annio84
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Anyone else's first born off to school this time?


Just wondered if any other mummies wanted to offer a bit of support to each other? My daughter just turned 4 in July and she's starting school in two weeks. She's totally ready, lots of her friends from nursery will be there but I am categorically not ready! She still looks like my baby. Plus I'm pregnant so have basically no control over my emotions!

Anyway, just wondering if anyone else is in the same boat?



 
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Old Aug 29th, 2017, 02:38 AM   2
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My son (5 in October) is starting school next Tuesday. He is my first born. Like your daughter he is totally ready but I'm not. It's actually stressing me out. I'm going to miss him loads. I do have his brother at home with me (he is nearly 18months) so at least he will keep me busy. I swear I will be rocking in a corner by the time the youngest starts school ��.
I know isaac (my eldest) will love school, he will thrive but it's just going to be odd without him everyday. Elijah is going to miss his brother too. Xxx



 
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Old Aug 29th, 2017, 06:35 AM   3
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Yes, mine starts next week as well. I'm also pregnant, which is contributing to how emotional it all is. It will be such a big change for all of us. She's currently in nursery 9-5, so also a big change in our working hours, which on one hand means more family time, especially once I'm on mat leave and will be home with her during school holidays (that's a nice change). But I think it's only really starting to sink in that she won't be at nursery anymore. She's been there for nearly 4 years (since she was 9 months). She came to me crying yesterday when she thought about her last day there. I feel really sad for her, even though she is excited. It's such a big transition, probably harder on us than them.



 
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Old Aug 29th, 2017, 06:46 AM   4
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I wrote a post last week about it,my son starts next week and I'm not looking forward to it, he is! I remember feeling really worried as my baby was due tomorrow a week before my son starts school and felt bad about the timing. Well my baby decided to arrive 10 weeks early, he spent 7 weeks in hosp and now home, I'm just glad I've been able to spend time with baby and my oldest together before he starts school



 
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Old Aug 29th, 2017, 08:56 AM   5
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Yes me too. I'm nervous because she starts on the 20th only for a couple of hours then full time a week later. I'm the due to have the baby on the 13th of October. Just feels like lots of changes all at once. Not my best family planning but hey ho. She's definitely ready but I think the long break will only have made it more difficult for transition. Such a weird feeling, I'm happy and sad all at once x



 
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Old Aug 29th, 2017, 10:22 AM   6
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My daughter starts Kindergarten next Wednesday. She's super excited for it and I will be glad for the break.



 
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Old Aug 29th, 2017, 13:43 PM   7
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My son starts next Friday. It's very bitter sweet, he turns 5 two days before. It doesn't seem two minutes since he was born!

However, I have to admit its a relief. It's been a difficult year with him with lots of tantrums, aggression and demanding behaviour. He's been ready for months and looks so out of place at nursery. He's been in 5-6 year clothing since march, so he's a big boy who towers over all of the kids there! I'm looking forward to spending one on one time with his 21 month old sister and also quality time with him in the holidays when she is at nursery.



 
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Old Aug 30th, 2017, 09:13 AM   8
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My eldest starts next week, she hasn't really said much about it. She has asked me why she has to go and she knows her friends are going. She turns five the week she starts so one of the eldest. She is ready for the learning part but will struggle with 5 days a week. She is used to a varied week with me, nursery, days out and we always do learning at home (she is already good with letter and numbers but hates books....hoping school helps with that). 4/5 is still far to young for 5 days a week in my opinion.



 
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Old Aug 30th, 2017, 10:46 AM   9
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Grace is very excited. A lot of her friends from preschool are going to the same school so that makes it easier for her. I think I would feel better if I loved the school she's going to but sadly we got our 2nd choice and there are 90 children going into reception!

We went uniform shopping today and the smallest size they make in all the logo stuff is far too big for her. It just makes me think she's too small to go to school.



 
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Old Sep 1st, 2017, 18:47 PM   10
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My daughter started school Aug 10 (they seem to start school early in the southeast US). I was worried because it is all day (8-2:30) 5 days a week, and last year she only went to preschool 3 half days a week. But, she loves it and is doing well. I love it too as it's a nice break! LOL I didn't cry the first or second day, but the third.....she told me she wanted me to drop her off instead of walking her in, and so I compromised and told her I'd walk her into the school and then she could walk to her classroom on her own. We got inside the door, she kissed me and then said bye, and I watched her go down the hall and when she got to her room, she looked back at me and waved and off she went..... I bawled! I think it was because I realized that this was the first of many waves goodbye as she becomes more independent.

Things have settled for me now, and she's always been okay with it all. She loves her school and her teacher and has made a few friends. I"m so relieved. Last year at preschool, many days she would cling on to my leg and cry, so it's nice that she's so happy to go and actually doesn't need me 24/7.

Good luck to all of you who have this coming up. It's a big change, but it's nice to see and hear about all the new things going on in their day.



 
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