Where Has The Time Gone?

In just over three weeks, my handsome, funny little boy starts play school! This is a slight shock to my system. Next week he has a taster session and although I think he will enjoy it I am not fully sure how he or I, will cope with this new adjustment.

I am with him 24/7. He very rarely leaves my side {only at bedtimes}. Its very rare I go out without him {unless I am doing the school run solo}.

He has been showing signs that he needs something more stimulating than just plain old mum. I know he needs to go, but I am not sure I want to let go just yet. He is my little companion when Moo is at school. We battle the shops together, we visit family together and we snuggle on the sofa together on days we have nothing planned.

After Easter, he will start with two sessions. A total of six hours a week. I should maybe look at that time when he is at play school as “me” time but I can’t quite do it. I will mostly use this time in cleaning, shopping, and catching up on washing or even maybe grabbing a coffee with some friends child free!! {I forgot how that feels!}

I remember when Moo started. The little boy was weeks old, it was a huge adjustment for her, having a new brother then being put into play school, but she thrived and its what she needed. It feels like yesterday I was taking her.

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



  1. Jenny
    March 26, 2014 / 10:31 am

    Time does really fly and it is so hard to let them go but knowing that he needs interaction and socializing is good and the next step. MM is starting nursery one day a week in September I am so not ready for it but I know it will do her a world of good. They grow up so fast it’s almost sad I blink and feel like it all is passing me by. I can relate to how you are feeling felt the same too with Buba when he started his one day a week. Wait till they start school we really will feel lost without them. Thank you for linking up to share with me, I love reading your post each week. Getting to know you more too. Biggest hugs your little one will love play group I promise! #sharewithme

    • March 26, 2014 / 10:33 am

      I totally agree Jenny. When Moo started school I was devastated, knowing my girl was going to big school, but I was ok when it happened because I had the little boy at home, I now won’t have anyone at home for those short hours he is at play school! Its scary but I know he will be absolutely fine and strive with it x

      • Jenny
        March 26, 2014 / 12:40 pm

        Oh I feel ya, empty nest and all. When Missy Moo starts in september they both will be gone. Silent house I won’t know what to do at first. lol but blog about it. hahaha that’s what we are all here for. 😉

  2. March 26, 2014 / 10:33 am

    Ah, bless! I can totally relate – my littlest started in September, and it did take a period of adjustment – for us all! But think of it as time to get on top of the jobs that you would otherwise have to do when they are home. They’ll be so impressed that Mummy can play instead of doing the ironing! And, of course, take some guilt-free time for yourself too. It’s our reward for the toddler years 😉 xx. #sharewithme

    • March 26, 2014 / 10:35 am

      Oh I will definitely make the most of the time I have, It makes being a mother that oh so special, when they run out of play school with open arms because they have missed you!

  3. March 26, 2014 / 1:56 pm

    I know it makes us sound like we are a trillion but time DOES fly doesn’t it. I was looking at the blossom on the trees today and thinking it was Christmas yesterday- my little little has just started walking- slow down!!! I’m sure the time will be brilliant for both of you and, will make you treasure the rest of the time even more- it is tough though.

    Muma Leary. x

  4. March 26, 2014 / 8:09 pm

    My daughter starts school in September, and though I know she’s ready & will love it, I am sad every time I think about it! And then to imagine my Little Man going off to preschool, too, the year after that – I’ll be a mess! Time does fly, but you know they’ll love it, and we can have the enjoyment of seeing them flourish. Hope all goes well x

  5. Not A Frumpy Mum
    March 26, 2014 / 10:28 pm

    I think I’ll be a bit distraught when my little man starts pre-school in September. As selfish as it sounds I love being his world, and it feels like the gates are opening for him to start walking away from me!
    Sadly, it will be here before I know it! x

  6. mummydaddyme
    March 26, 2014 / 10:58 pm

    Good luck I am sure he will take to it amazingly. It’s weird for me because Mads didn’t go to nursery until just before she was 3 as when I went back to work she went to family friends, but LL is now at nursery and has been since 11 months. I miss them loads, and still think both of them look so little when I pick them up, but our situation means that I need them to go two mornings a week so I can work. xx

  7. ghostwritermummy2014
    March 29, 2014 / 7:07 am

    Ah, such an emotional time isn’t it? My youngest just started nursery a couple of weeks ago and my middle child is due to start school in September. I often want time to slow right down for a while!

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