It has been the last week of school for us here after a pretty long term. We are all ready for a break from the school run, after school activities and generally just some time out from routine.
So how have my girls been getting on?
I have to admit, I was worried in September about Meme going back. Starting school last year was hard work and pretty tough for all of us so I was a little apprehensive about it all. However, she has been like a completely different child since starting year one. Maybe it is because she is older or just (finally) used to the routine of school or maybe it’s even because she has a different teacher – who knows but she is happier, more confident and more adventurous this year. She wants to attend parties and discos which was unheard of last year – dare I say she is finally feeling settled? I feel like I have my lovely little girl back, which just fills my heat. I am sure that we will still have some issues but I am happy that it all seems a little easier.
Harri started a new pre school back in September, going for 2 ½ days instead of the one day she was doing previously in nursery. It is funny because she still seems so young but I am aware that she will be starting school next year so I want to get her a little used to the school setting and attending a couple of times a week. Harri seems to be doing fine, she is so different to Meme. Harri doesn’t like doing things on her own, she always likes to have a buddy to play with but she seems happy enough and comes out happy and smiling so I think she is ok. I am, however, looking forward to her parents evening so I can have a little chat to her teacher about her development. I can’t believe that my baby is growing up. I can actually imagine her in her school uniform with piggy tails in her hair starting reception next September – it scares me at how fast it is all going.
So it has been a successful term and we have a week of fun planned with lazy mornings and play and definitely no mention of school!!