And He Is Off…

Yesterday was a big day for the little boy. It was the day he would start playshcool! At 2 years and 10 months it was time. He had a settling in session before Easter and although it went well, he was slightly unsettled by what was going on around him. He got a bit lost and called out for me several times. I only had to call his name and he seemed to relax.

Ever since that settling in session we have been talking about him going daily. We let the little boy know what was going to happen, talk to him and continuously say about him starting play school, to get him used to the idea.

New bag in hand, we walked the few short minutes hand in hand to the play school which sits perfectly on a hill. We spoke about what was going to happen. About me leaving him and he was ok, he nodded at everything and replied  “Ok mummy”

We both waited outside and he needed reassuring that I was actually going to come in with him and not just push him through the door! I did keep repeating that I was going to leave him once settled inside. The doors opened and we all ushered in. Placing his beloved Thomas train in the show and tell {which took a bit of persuading} He then spied the slide and off he went. Leaving me deserted in the middle of the room!

I walked up to him to ask for a kiss and he shook his head! I did eventually get one out of him! I slowly backed away and by the time I had got to the door he had not even given me a second glance! I loitered around in the lobby for a few minutes, checking and thinking was it really this cool to leave him on his first session!

I welled up and cried all the way home! Fast forward 3 hours and out he run, arms open wide declaring he had missed me, that he had cried because he missed me! {talk about play the guilt trip!!} He spoke about what he had done, played with toys and went on the slide LOTS!

I missed my little buddy so much. I am going to find it so hard when Moo is back at school and I will be on my own!! Everyone says enjoy it, but I am not sure I will {not to begin with anyway!!}



  1. April 23, 2014 / 3:14 pm

    Oh gosh I can relate so much to the crying on way back from nursery. I’m sure in time you will adjust but it’s always tough watching them grow up, well that;s what I find. Lovely of course, but tough when we feel a little left behind! Lovely post xxx #sharewithme

  2. mummydaddyme
    April 23, 2014 / 3:15 pm

    Bless him glad it went ok, I cried when I first left LL and Mads, really cried, especially with LL and it took me a few weeks to get really used to it especially because neither of them liked it at all for the first month or so. But now they both go off as happy as larry and I love it because it means I get some time to myself to do my freelance work. I do enjoy it if I am honest as it is only two mornings a week. And I love the smiles and cuddles I get when they come home. It works perfectly for us. x

    • April 25, 2014 / 7:42 am

      I know he will enjoy it, but its just the initial caught in the head lights look when they arrive that gets me!

  3. April 23, 2014 / 4:35 pm

    ahh they grow up so quickly.I had a cry when my little one started as she was in tears too (it broke my heart) She starts school this year and I know I will have tissues ready. He will settle in soon x #sharewithme

  4. Jenny
    April 23, 2014 / 7:14 pm

    Ahhh so glad it went ok. I can imagine I will be the same and cry my eyes out. I don’t know how I would get used to have me time. I bet he will be bouncing and happy to go soon enough. Buba goes to nursery one day a week and that was weird feeling at first He still cried when I drop him off but I look through the window and he is always playing around already and I haven’t even got in my car So I know he will be alright. lol It’s never easy though. Glad it went well hunny for him. You will love all those miss you mommy cuddles when you pick him up. lol Thank you so much for linking up to Share WIth Me. Love your post. Big hugs to you.

    • April 25, 2014 / 7:40 am

      Thanks Jenny, I know its what he needs just a shock to both our systems!

  5. April 24, 2014 / 7:49 am

    OOhh memeries came back to me. I cried too when he first went to preschool but one thing that would always make me sad and cry some more is when I picked him up from preschool and he would cry cuz he had a bad day. This only happned 3x since he started but … it still sad that he is feeling a bad day already. #sharewithme

    • April 25, 2014 / 7:39 am

      Its awful isn’t it? I know it will get easier, just takes time!

  6. cariemay
    April 26, 2014 / 3:23 pm

    I think it just takes a bit of getting used to – I always find the house feels so empty and sort of wrong when I’m working from home and the girls are in nursery – and then when they’re home I find myself longing for a bit of peace and quiet for 5 minutes!!

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