And So It Begins {The Ordinary Moments}

I knew this day was coming but I didn’t think it would come round so soon. I spent the whole summer focusing on 10th October, my Birthday, the day Little Man would start preschool but, at the start of September, when we had his school home visit, I was told they’d got the dates wrong.

Little Man starts preschool tomorrow and it is such a big thing. It’s the start of my last baby’s school days, it’s his first experience of proper childcare and it’s the first time I’ll be without a child by my side every day of the week since LP was born.

I was hoping for a few more weeks of adventures, weeks where Little Man and I could go on play dates, see friends and go to new places. But, the time has come for Little Man’s very own new adventure to begin.

Tomorrow Little Man will go to preschool, his backpack holding a change of clothes, his water bottle with his name on and a pair of wellies to keep at school ready for the mud and rain.

We’ll go to the same place we went to with LP when she started preschool and instead of waiting patiently at the door, this time Little Man will be stepping over the threshold into a whole new world – one that I have no doubt he will thrive in, full of lovely teachers, new friends and so much to learn.

Little Man will no longer be the one left behind with Mummy, he’ll be the one trying new things, playing with different toys and having his own little adventures each day. Preschool will be his time and he is very much ready for it.

So tomorrow, we’ll wave LP off at the school door and walk round the corner to preschool where Little Man will hang his coat on his peg, put his name on the board and give me that last big hug before going off to play.

And me? I’ll get used to my own new routine – dedicated time to go to the gym, to blog and to sit in coffee shops with my laptop, watching the world go by. Until midday, when I can have my little sidekick by my side again.

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  1. September 18, 2016 / 9:27 am

    Aww I hope he loves it. We decided to send Aria early for two mornings per week and she started a couple of weeks ago, she loves it, but like you I have always had someone by my side and it takes some getting used to. But you do get things done in that time and every time I pick her up she runs at me with the biggest grin and that’s magic 🙂

  2. September 18, 2016 / 11:32 am

    Good luck! I hope he enjoys it. My littlest is at preschool and although there are usually a lot of tears when I leave her, she always has a great time there and can’t wait to tell me all about it x

  3. September 18, 2016 / 12:55 pm

    Ah I hope it all goes well and he enjoys his first day. I am sure it will take some adjusting but a hot coffee and some time to watch the world go by sounds amazing!

  4. September 18, 2016 / 4:23 pm

    Ah hope he enjoys it, good luck!! Amelia’s just moved up from the nursery room into preschool and it just seems so much more grown up. Coming round way to fast!! X

  5. September 18, 2016 / 6:50 pm

    Oh Donna this is such a big moment for you. I bet you can’t remember a time where you didn’t have a little person with you. I hope Little Man is excited for his next adventure. Enjoy your time and that hot coffee x

  6. September 18, 2016 / 7:31 pm

    Aww good luck to you both!

  7. September 18, 2016 / 8:02 pm

    Aww! I hope he settles in well at preschool. It’s such a big moment.
    Good luck x

  8. September 18, 2016 / 10:34 pm

    Such a big step for you both and it must feel weird knowing this is the start of your last baby’s school journey. I am sure he will absolutely love preschool and although you will miss him terribly, I am sure you will enjoy having bit of time to yourself before you are reunited together again. xx

  9. September 18, 2016 / 10:34 pm

    Aw bless him, I hope tomorrow goes fabulously for him, I’m sure it will. And I hope you enjoy the extra time to yourself.
    Nat.x

  10. September 19, 2016 / 10:31 am

    Hope it’s gone well and he has a great time. I’d love to have that time free, but it feels strange to be doing stuff. I’ve got a half day flexi leave to take – usually I’d try and get them so they’re in school holidays, but this one is random…and I’m not sure what I’ll do having time off without N.

  11. September 19, 2016 / 2:18 pm

    I hope it went well and he had a lovely time Donna! My boys love pre-school — I’ve got them at home on a Monday and they can’t wait for Tuesdays when they’re back there!!! 😉

  12. September 19, 2016 / 9:55 pm

    Oh wow that is a big step – I hope he had a wonderful first day and wasn’t too phased by it coming a bit sooner! And enjoy all that lovely time to yourself – it does sound amazing!

  13. September 19, 2016 / 11:02 pm

    Oh gosh, this was me a couple of weeks ago. I hope it went well … for both of you. It’s a big change, isn’t it? xx

  14. September 25, 2016 / 8:30 am

    Wow time flies doesn’t it. I’m sure it all went wonderfully hun, you are such a fab mummy, I know he will have been ready xx

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