Starting School – the build up

Ben, along with thousands of other 4 year olds will be starting school this week. Another big step on his journey, another sign that my baby boy really is growing up.

This doesn’t feel such a wrench for us as perhaps it might, Ben has actually been attending Nursery at his school since last September, wearing his uniform and going to assembly and doing other such school type things!

First day at Nursery school

We have talked about school a lot during the holidays to prepare him for the changes, namely a new teacher, staying at school all day and eating his lunch there.  He’s excited, really excited. I can’t wait to see what he learns but I know I must steel myself for him telling me he has done / learned nothing! (Good job I know perfectly well that won’t be the case).  I am expecting him to be really tired as he gets used to the longer days and the expectations of him. I hope he enjoys his school dinners, I loved mine as a child!  I’m excited to watch as he learns to read and write. He is already really interested in numbers so I’m anticipating he will really enjoy his Maths work.

I’m looking forward to the freedom his longer days will afford me.  I will be able to go out more with Chloe with a full day ahead of us rather than just short of three hours, this time will also be worth it’s weight in gold when Beak arrives in November!

I wonder if I will be feeling so brave this time tomorrow when I’ve left him?


  1. September 3, 2013 / 12:07 pm

    Aww! Hope he has a great first day at school! x

    • September 3, 2013 / 12:13 pm

      Thank you! Will let you know tomorrow!

  2. Emmysmummy
    September 3, 2013 / 9:42 pm

    Will be thinking of you all tomorrow

  3. Suzanne Whitton
    September 4, 2013 / 10:52 am

    I hope he's had a lovely first day – I think it's usually us mums who find it the hardest! My middle child has started Secondary today, I'm trying to stop myself from asking 1000 questions as soon as she walks through the door!

    • September 4, 2013 / 11:24 am

      He was very excited to go. I'll admit I teared up as I said goodbye! Having a lovely quiet morning with Chlo though 🙂

  4. September 4, 2013 / 11:56 am

    Hope he is having a good day. Emotional isn't it! x

  5. September 4, 2013 / 5:00 pm

    I hope Ben had a fantastic first day

  6. September 4, 2013 / 8:37 pm

    I hope his first day has gone well.

    • September 4, 2013 / 8:46 pm

      From what I can gather it was good!

    • September 4, 2013 / 8:46 pm

      From what I can gather it was good!

  7. katefever
    September 6, 2013 / 6:59 pm

    Aww he looks so grown up, bless him! How has he been getting on?

    • September 7, 2013 / 8:15 am

      That picture is from last year when he started Nursery! He's loving it x

  8. Jane Roberts
    September 8, 2013 / 6:02 pm

    Going to school is such a big step, we have another year and I'm so worried about it. I really hope he has enjoyed his first week and isn't too tired. I can't wait to see how he gets on.

    Thanks for linking up with Small Steps Amazing Achievements :0)

  9. September 9, 2013 / 3:39 pm

    I know exactly what you are going through as mine will start Reception next Monday, after being in the school nursery last year. It is still such a shock to me that he will be in "real" school. I hope he is still enjoying it and learning "nothing" 😉
    Have a lovely year!
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