Monday 14th September saw our first-born Little Man start school. Over the summer we had spoken a lot about school and what he should expect from the school day. I was worried it would take him a while to settle and to make things worse 4 of his pre-school friends were all in the other class and Little Man was on his own. I was really unsure how he would settle.
Monday afternoon came as he is only doing 1215 till 1445 this week. He looked so smart in his uniform and my Mum came over to see him. We had lots of pictures together and then it was time to go. Daddy was meeting us at the school and Little Man was really excited to see Daddy there. In fact Little Man was really excited about going into school.
We walked into the class room with him and it was very busy with children and Mums and Dads everywhere. It was all a bit overwhelming for the children. Some children were fine and some were crying. We however had no tears we did however have a little wobble. We put his book bag in his tray and hung his coat up on his peg. We then went back into the class room and had a look around at what there was to do. I asked Little Man if he wanted to go and read and he said no. He then looked at me and said ‘Mummy I want to come home’ This almost brought me to tears and I gave him a big cuddle and said to him he would be fine. We walked over to the Science Area and he dressed up in a white coat with goggles and the classroom assistant was there. Little Man loved it and we said goodbye and left. No tears which was my biggest fear, it breaks my heart having to leave when he is crying.
As we walked off I could feel myself starting to get upset but as soon as I arrived home I was really busy preparing for Bubs first birthday so my mind was kept busy. By the time I had done a few bits it was time to pick him back up. My Mum and I went to pick him up and I saw him walking out, he spotted my Mum and was shouting Grandma. He was smiling from ear to ear and had a fantastic time. I was so pleased and he had even made a new friend, which is great considering he was saying he didn’t want to make any new friends at school.
We are all so proud of Little Man at how well he did on his first day. I just hope it continues and he continues to have a lot of fun at school.