This time next week LP has her first day at school. She’s spending the morning and lunchtime in her new Reception class and we’ll pick her up after she’s eaten – the same on Thursday and then from Friday she’s at school full time.
LP still seems so little, swamped in her age 3-4 uniform and only turning four last week. She is petite and young but she is very ready for school – she loves learning new things, has an imagination without limits and picks up so much from the world around her.
The last four years have flown by and I have loved having the work life balance to be able to spend so much time with LP – and Little Man – and the last year of preschool has set her up well for starting school. We have also had a wonderful summer and I am already looking forward to next summer and the adventures we will have.
For now though I am excited for LP. Excited for the friends she’ll make, the things she will learn and the experiences she will have. I know that dropping her off at school next week will be emotional. I know that she will look so grown up but so little at the same time and I know I will miss having lunch with her, our afternoon movie and snuggle time and everything else we used to squeeze into the afternoons.
But I am looking forward to a year of days with Little Man and our own adventures. LP will have a great time at school and I know I will be filling the school holidays with as much as possible – I’ll be appreciating the time with LP so much more.
I still can’t quite believe that she is starting school already but we are all ready for it – she’s going to have a blast!