As My Son Gets Ready To Start His Second Year At Pre-School
I know that many people will be thinking of their children starting school this week, and I know that this will be Logan next year. I have to confess at this moment in time, I am so not ready for him to go, and so I am grateful for this extra year.
I personally think 5 or often 4 is just too young for school, although I suspect he will be really excited next September. Logan already seems quite miffed that some of his friends are going this year and he is not. Actually, he has asked me several times why can’t I go to big school in September too. So many people have said how ready he will be for it and it’s a shame he is not going this year. But I don’t think it’s a shame, I think it’s a blessing.
These years are so precious. There are days when I am climbing the walls as a Mum and feel frustrated and I worry that I am doing a terrible job. Those are the days when I am grateful for the few mornings I do get off when he goes to pre-school. But, then there are days where it is just wonderful. Logan’s cheeky character, warmth and kindness simply shine through and I delight in his company.
Despite the busyness of trying to juggle work, I have enjoyed the summer holidays so much. Fun days out, picnics, swimming, dinosaurs, and some DVD days and crafts thrown in too. I have enjoyed having my children to myself and watching Logan’s excitement at all of our different adventures. I’m really sad that they are coming to an end in many ways, selfishly I have enjoyed having him all to myself. Even though he said ‘yay pre-school’ when I said he was going back this week.
He started pre-school last September, beginning with 2 mornings a week which we then increased to 4. I was so nervous leaving him and came to collect him early. I shouldn’t have worried, he didn’t look back, so excited by the different toys and fun things to do. We went on a fab holiday to Cornwall this summer and he complained that he couldn’t go to pre-school on some days, so I know that he is happy. I’ve also seen how much he has developed by going, his communication skills, learning his letters and it has really made him grow in confidence.
Tomorrow he will embark on his final year at pre-school as he get ready to go to ‘big’ school and as a Mum I have to prepare to let him go a little as he gets ready to take his first solo steps out into the big world.
But for now, we shall enjoy this final year of pre-school and our time together. Anyone else wish our children started school at six like they do in Switzerland?