Six Weeks To Prepare {The Ordinary Moments}

2 years ago I had six weeks to prepare myself for Moo starting school. I had so many worries and although she was fully ready, I wasn’t. Those six weeks flew past and we made the most of them before we said goodbye to half days together and hello to full days at school.

Moo went from strength to strength and even to this day academically is doing really well. She isn’t a fan of school and prefers weekends to weekdays {who doesn’t?} But she really does try her best at anything that is given to her.


As I type this I find myself with the same feelings I had 2 years ago. Scared, worried, frightened, nervous and a funny feeling in the pit of my stomach. I find myself saying over and over “six weeks to prepare” 

I know there are a lot of parents {some this will be their first experience of sending their children to school} are in the same boat, but I am finding it is not easier second time round. H {I keep telling myself} is not ready, but deep down I think he is. I am scared for him, I am worried to be sending him off, waving goodbye at the gates, and I have realised it is my anxieties, not H’s.

For the last two years I have had a little friend by my side {the last year its been half days but I cannot complain about that} We have not done anything overly special on these days but just having someone at home to talk to, to play with and spend time with has been wonderful. The thought of not having that scares me a little. The thought of spending six hours to myself {its sounds nice, yes!} leaves me a little bewildered. I have no one to look after, other people are doing that for me. Its a strange strange feeling and one I have to get used to.


Not only is H starting school, Moo is heading into year 2, her last year at infants. This really does break my heart.. Everything seems to be happening very quickly and I really would just like it to slow down, just so I can take in moments that flash before my eyes.

I literally have six weeks to prepare myself, I have six weeks to make some amazing memories and I am definitely going to make the most of them..

I am linking up with the lovely Katie at Mummy Daddy Me for her wonderful linky The Ordinary Moments

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  1. Carie
    July 26, 2015 / 8:12 am

    Well I hope you have a wonderful six weeks! We’re getting Kitty ready and right now I feel not at all ready!!

    • July 26, 2015 / 8:15 am

      Its so scary for the children, but us as adults? thats just a whole different level of feelings!

  2. July 26, 2015 / 8:51 am

    Oh bless you!
    My eldest will be going up to year 1! and that really scares me.
    My youngest has been attending play school for the past year and a half. Firstly it was 2 days a week but since April it’s been 5 days a week 9-11 and two days 9-1 so I could get time to do a bit of house shopping or house work if needed.
    It saddens me that she will be in school uniform in September! BUT from Monday to Wednesday I will only have her from 11-12.30 🙁 She will have school 9-11 I pick her up, make lunch and then she will be in a speech language school 1-3 🙁 I was in tears when I had the letter to confirm!

    • July 26, 2015 / 9:00 am

      Its horrible to think they are growing up far too quickly! Thank you for popping over x

  3. wonderfulandaverage
    July 26, 2015 / 11:44 am

    This still feels a long way off for us but I’m sure the time will go way too quickly. Hope you enjoy your summer and make some magical memories together #OrdinaryMoments

  4. mummyburgess
    July 26, 2015 / 5:36 pm

    My girl starts next year and I find it so bizarre to think she will be at school soon! I popped into Tesco’s and saw all the back to school stuff and I couldn’t help but think that this time next year we will be preparing for that!

    Kay | xxx

    • July 26, 2015 / 7:00 pm

      Scary isn’t it? Childhood seems to fly by when your an adult!

  5. mummydaddyme
    July 26, 2015 / 7:38 pm

    Oh bless you, I know the feeling well. I am so sad for Mads to be going to school. I am excited at the same time but I also feel like I am on the countdown and it just makes me feel sick. I can’t imagine what it will feel like when my baby goes too. Hope you all have a wonderful Summer together. x

    • July 26, 2015 / 8:05 pm

      Thank you Katie, it’s such a strange feeling! Really don’t know what I will be like in September!!

  6. July 27, 2015 / 11:15 am

    Aw this is so familiar. My daughter is about to move up to juniors in September and my littlest will be preparing to start school this time next year. It all goes so fast doesn’t it? Hope you have a great six weeks 🙂

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