The theme for most of us this week has been getting our children back to school, so it’s also the theme of the Gallery this week from Tara.
Miss L was moving from her very small infants school to junior school which is much larger and about a mile away from her original school. So she was feeling a little nervous which is very unlike my girl. But you know what it’s like when you go from being a big fish in a small pond to a small fish in a much larger pond, it’s pretty daunting. No longer would she and her friends have a massive field to run on, trees to climb and where will they make their snowmen when winter comes? These were just a few of her worries, which we tried to explain away and treat with lots of cuddles.
Over the holidays we bought the new uniform, I named it all which took forever! And by the front door yesterday, it all sat there waiting to be moved to new pegs and shelves at the big school.
And you know what happened, after weeks of worrying she skipped down to breakfast, and decided she was ready. She’d had enough of the house (and me), she wanted to see her friends and start learning again.
Suddenly everything she’d been fretting about melted away and my brave adventurous girl was back again – a brilliant way to start the new school year.