Looking Back At The First Day Of School

I can't believe that the summer holidays is almost at an end. Where did the time go? I have always loved the summer holidays, spending time with my monkeys is the best and I miss big J when he is in school. 
 This time last year he was just starting senior school and I remember thinking that time really does fly and it only felt like yesterday he was starting reception.
When we applied for Big J to attend the local school it was such a long wait to receive the letter to say he had been accepted. We opened the envelope and read the top line 'We are pleased to say....' We were so happy but I cried at the same time but they were happy tears. It was the same with senior school too although we found out by email at almost 1am. I had stayed up, little J was only weeks old at the time and I wanted to scream when I read he had been accepted.. but I didn't want to wake him up.
The first day of school is such a big deal and we did lots of preparation. Buying the uniform was an experience. Seeing my little one in a school uniform for the first time brought me to tears...again. He stood in the changing room wearing the full uniform and tie and looked older. He had changed from my baby to a boy in just a change of clothes.
We have just done this years school uniform shopping and it's so expensive. His school has it's own shop to buy the uniform from and you have to buy everything from there. I miss just popping to the local supermarket, such as George at Asda to pick up white shirts and grey trousers. You can literally buy everything there and they even offer the 100 day guarantee. So if you are not satisfied with your George Clothing you can return it within 100 days with proof of purchase for an exchange or refund.
Once his uniform was bought it was time to visit the school, this was so overwhelming. This was were our little one would spend over 6 hours every day. All the teachers are so lovely and I knew big J would be safe and happy there, and he was.
Its hard letting go and leaving your little one with someone else for so long each day but if they are happy and having a great time it does give you that peace of mind.
We will be going through it all again in a few years with little J, I am hoping this time I will be a little more prepared and know what to expect but with such a big gap between my two monkeys I think I will be exactly the same.
*post in collaboration with George at Asda*


  1. I actually have a mix feelings in regards to school year starting again... not sure if I am happy about this fact or not so much.

  2. My mini chef is just about to start school and it is so exciting as well as scary at the same time.

  3. Always a scarey time for children and parents, the first day at school


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