Sure, it’s emotional and all, but they forget to mention one little thing.
Soon, very soon, I will embark on one of the biggest milestones of my parenting career thus far.
Both of my children will be at school in a matter of days.
The baby part is over. The toddler part is done. I will be a full time school mum.
It’s an emotional time of my life. I’ve done the big school transition once and felt all the ups and downs that go along with it.
Sending my youngest child to school is proving both upsetting, joyous and terrifying all at once.
I’m sad because it’s the end of an era. The end of eight years of my life where I’ve either been pregnant, had a little person at home or both at the same time. I’m saying goodbye. Five days a week is a long time to be a part from a child you love so dearly and is still so young, but as we all know is inevitable.
I’m overjoyed because: Freedom. As sad I am to be saying goodbye to this era I am also incredibly excited to see what this year brings our family. My kids will be learning and growing at school. I’ll be able to work more and pursue my own dreams and my fiancé won’t have to listen to me whinging each afternoon about the hard day I’ve had with our son at home.
But I’m also terrified.
Scared, panicking and worried. I’m all of it.
And you want to know why? Because I’ve done it before and let me tell you something...
When kids go to school they change. Oh boy do they change.