Today is a bittersweet day for Holly (and me). It’s her last day in Year 1! She is excited for the summer break. I can’t quite believe it’s here.
It only seems a week or so ago when we first walked the now familiar route round to the new door at school. It wasn’t a massive change physically but the new entrance meant a new class, new teacher, new challenges. Settling into the new routine was tricky at first for Holly however she soon learned to embrace the change and enjoyed going to school again. I found it tough however. There is less information coming from teachers to parents, and if I’m honest I felt a little pushed out, kept out of the loop. I suppose this is all part of the process of growing up though. I’ve manned up a bit now!
When Holly first started in Nursery (which is joined to the school) it was a massive wrench for both of us. Outwardly I tried to maintain that I was happy, she needed to go there, she enjoyed it. Inwardly I wanted to cry every time I thought of it. I did cry most mornings after dropping her off! The guilt of leaving her, especially when she was upset, was awful. She, however, coped with the change better than I did and soon began to blossom. She made friends, she liked her teachers and she had fun. Holly has enjoyed school more and more as she’s got older and each year she has settled in quicker than the last.
In 6 or so weeks she’ll be moving into Year 2 and will again have a new teacher. She’ll get more homework, wants to start art club and the amount of time we spend together will be even less. I’ve therefore got to make the most of the time we have together in the holidays. My plan for the holidays is to structure my workload around her. We’ll have days out, go places, see things but most of all, just enjoy being together.
Remember that saying “the days are long but the years are short”? It’s so true. Make the most of your littles x