In just a couple of months, my little boy will be off to pre-school. It’s a huge milestone for him and one that I am really looking forward to. He’s at that age now where he’s inquisitive about everything, he yearns to learn, he wants to draw, he wants to write, he wants to play. He wants to know how things work and ‘why?’ is one of his most favourite words. He’s looking forward to discovering new things and meeting new friends and I’m really excited for him.
He’ll be going to our local Primary school for five mornings a week and I know he’s going to love it. This week we’ve pre-ordered his jumpers from the school and placed an online order for his uniform in bulk. I can’t really believe we’re thinking about uniform already but the order is in and we’re off to buy new school shoes this weekend. Ordering aged 3 school uniform is crazy but he’s going to look adorable.
As much as he’s excited now, I know he’ll be nervous when it’s time to walk to school. We’ve got a couple of months to get a new morning routine in place. Currently we’re very much grab and dashers in the morning with everything prepared the night before but having time to eat breakfast is going to be a big focus for us. We won’t need to leave the house before 7:30am every morning from September so there will be time to eat breakfast at home.
I have requested a change in hours at work so that I am able to take Olly to school and thankfully, it has been agreed. I really want to be able to play a very active part in the school run. I want him to see me waiting for him at the gates, for him to tell me excitedly all about his day and ask if some friends can come over to play.
I’ve written about this before but I’m looking forward to meeting other mums and dads on the playground and building up a network of friends like my own parents did that may be firm family friends for years.
Over the next few months it’s all about change. Morning routines, uniform to wash and iron (did I tell you I hate ironing?) and a new working pattern to get used to. Change is always hard to overcome but this is a welcome change and one we’re all ready for. This year will be the first summer where my husband will be working. He’s no longer a Teacher with school holidays but is taking annual leave from his job at University to enjoy some quality time with us all. I have a couple of weeks off in August too and I cannot wait!