Is It Really Happening?

Yesterday my little boy surprised me in more ways that one. Yesterday my little boy, walked in to play school and left me behind! Its happening, my little boy is going to play school!

I was so amazed at how well he got on and it bought tears to my eyes. This is the little boy who has not left my side. He doesn’t get looked after by anyone but myself {unless me and the husband have a rare date day} He is with me 24/7 and I honestly thought there would be tears. There wasn’t, he walked in and remembered from when Moo was there, he was at first a little clingy but within 5 minutes he was off.

I watched him from afar, and let him get on with it. I don’t want to be one of these parents that stay {I had to on this session but from the new term I will leave him to it} I know its going to be hard but judging by yesterdays visit he is going to be just fine. All the staff are lovely and made him feel very welcome. He didn’t quite understand the routine of it all, but when he starts I know he will adjust to that in time.

There were a few moments which got me.

One was when he was playing outside and he came rushing in, as I wasn’t in the same place from where he left me, he was looking for me and he started calling out for me {sounds mean, but Iw anted to know how he would cope without me} I left it a while, but when the bottom lip started quivering I had to step in and let him know I was still there, the sheer panic in his voice was a little upsetting!

Secondly, at the end of the session they do a show and tell, he had no intention of sitting and watching, so he was left to play {when he starts they will be a lot stricter in making him sit with all the other children} a member of staff went to sit with him and she played with him and suddenly said “shall we go and sit with all the other children?” his reply was “oh…. okay” he stood up stretched his little hand out to the member of staff and walked hand in hand with her to the seating area. I was slightly shocked he held her hand, its not often he even holds my hand! He didn’t sit still for long, he begged the member of staff to go and play with him, which she did, and I think he took a bit of a shine to her!

We left with easter nest cakes {which he made} and a happy face!

All in all it was a lovely morning, it becomes official after Easter. He is growing up so fast and I can’t quite believe it.

Time really does fly by, my little boy is not so little anymore!



  1. April 2, 2014 / 1:44 pm

    Aww how nice that you know he will be fine going to playschool no need to worry. #sharewithme

  2. April 2, 2014 / 2:08 pm

    So, so lovely when that happens. My youngest is starting nursery in September and remember the worry with my first but before you know it, they’re happy in their new surroundings! #sharewithme

  3. April 2, 2014 / 2:28 pm

    I hope he will settle well for you , it looks promising. My eldest went to nursery and is now at preschool, I am not looking forward to her going to school in September as she has only been away a couple of days a week before, I will miss her. My youngest has always been at home with me, but I think she would be allright at playgroup as she sees me dropping her sister off, not looking forward to having an empty house one day, although I would be back at work then!

  4. April 2, 2014 / 3:19 pm

    So pleased it went so well. My daughter was fine on her first day, and like you, had always been at home with me until then. Never a backward glance when I drop her off! My son’s a bit more clingy and cuddly, so I’ll be a bit more nervous about his first day, when it comes!

    • April 2, 2014 / 4:50 pm

      I was worried as my little boy is more clingy than Moo ever was! But he really surprised me!

  5. April 2, 2014 / 4:46 pm

    How lovely.It really is a very proud moment when they do something for themselves isn’t it? Such a relief for us mummies too! I co-host a linky called #loudnproud which runs from Sunday-Thursday. This would be perfect for it! It opens tomorrow morning over here: Come and join us if you fancy it 🙂

  6. Jenny
    April 3, 2014 / 9:13 am

    Awe they really do grow up so very fast. It’s mind blowing if you blink too long you will miss something. So cute that he is independent and ran in but must have been a hard moment for you that he is all grown up now. Bless you. I know I will struggle when mine go to school and I know empty nest will engolf me badly so I am holding onto each moment as long as I can because it doesn’t last long does it? Thank you so much for linking this lovely post to Share With Me Linky. I loving reading your posts. #sharewithme

  7. mummydaddyme
    April 3, 2014 / 11:44 am

    Oh bless him, good luck to both of you for the next session. He sounds like he is going to have a lovely time. It is such a big step and one I have gone through with both my girls recently. x

  8. Michelle Twin Mum
    April 3, 2014 / 11:28 pm

    Time really does fly by so quick, well done your little man on his steps to independence. Mich x

  9. April 3, 2014 / 11:41 pm

    It’s such a huge step, but before you know it they’re settled in and having such a wonderful time! It sounds like your settling session was really positive. Well done little man 🙂 #Loudnproud

  10. judithkingston
    April 4, 2014 / 5:01 pm

    Amazing how they take things in their stride. Often it’s much harder for us than for them! I think you can be proud of yourself too… 🙂

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