Starting School {The Ordinary Moments}

It’s no secret that LP started school on Wednesday. Aged four and 2 weeks, LP looked tiny in her uniform but so grown up at the same time. She was excited all morning and could not wait to put that uniform on, get to school and see her new friends and teacher.

LP has made us so proud this week – seeing her carry her school bag, pick which meal she wants for lunch each morning when we get to school and then go into her classroom without so much as a backward glance. The three days she has spent at school – two half days and a full day on Friday – she has loved. She’s come out to us smiling at the end of the day and she talks non-stop about the things she’s has done, the children she has played with, lunch that she has eaten and everything else that she has done that day.

LP loves school. She loves the routine and she loves waving goodbye to us and seeing us again at the end of the day. LP is already very set in her new school life and although she is still small, and young, I know that she is ready for school. These last few days have shown me how grown up LP has become, how resilient and how adaptable she is. She isn’t phased by change or trying something new. She is a credit to us and I can’t wait to see what the rest of her first term brings.

LP – the school girl!

Starting School {The Ordinary Moments}


  • Donna Wishart

    Donna Wishart is married to Dave and they have two children, Athena (12) and Troy (11). They live in Surrey with their two cats, Fred and George. Once a Bank Manager, Donna has been writing about everything from family finance to days out, travel and her favourite recipes since 2012. Donna is happiest either exploring somewhere new, with her camera in her hand and family by her side or snuggled up with a cat on her lap, reading a book and enjoying a nice cup of tea. She firmly believes that tea and cake can fix most things.

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  1. Ah, she looks so sweet in her uniform – as you say, small yet grown up at the same time. I’m glad she’s settling in so well. My Boo was like that, loved it from the first day, and now in Y1, same thing – phew! x

  2. Bless her lovely, what a confident little girl, you are so lucky. She looks so cute in her little uniform. Bless her. Sophia also has gone in so well apart from the third day she got a bit wobbly, but she has surprised me I am so glad she has been so confident as she can usually be very shy. She doesn’t have a full day next Monday so still a week left of half days. Bless them, they are so small still. It has been an experience. Glad LP is settling in so well xx

  3. Glad LP settled in well to school. She’s obviously a lot more chatty than is – he’s in week 3 (well, day 9) and so far he’s done ‘nothing’, doesn’t know, and can’t remember his buddy’s name (but can remember it’s a girl and that his friend’s buddy is called Robert). I despair of finding out anything, and it sounds like his best friend’s just the same!

  4. He’s been asking to go and get her from school but generally as long as he’s busy the day goes quickly for him and he quite likes being able to play with whatever he likes and watch what he wants on TV! x

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