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Doo Dah is making his grand entrance into the world of schooling on January 31. He is super keen to go. We have been working on it for awhile now and I even have a certificate from the OT saying he is ready to go! It is me who is not ready. It is time to crank up the volume on the action front.
We have school shoes to buy. School uniforms to attain. Haircuts to have. Stationery supplies to acquire. And the Harry Potter exhibition to visit (I promised we would go in the school holidays).
And then there is the issue of letting go.
I remember feeling huge amounts of angst as Nugget started school. A lot of this, I thought, was about whether or not we had made the right decision about sending him. Being an April birthday, it felt like a choice. Send or 'hold back'. We chose to send. He has coped really well, most of the time.
I have discovered though that I feel much the same about sending number two to school. He seems so little; so young. Surely he won't be able to manage all that is expected of him in the kindergarten?
With him at school, it is a case of two down, two to go. All of a sudden their early childhood seems to have gone so fast. Can't I keep him a bit longer?
We had a 'dry run' of how life will be with just the twins and me at home today. The boys had a sleepover at their Nan's place with their cousin and Auntie last night. I missed them of course, but boy was it easy doing the rounds of the fish shop, chicken shop and local farms for fruit and veges with only TWO kids in tow. I could get used to it...
But then they came home, and although the bickering commenced almost immediately, it felt whole again.
Have you got a child starting school in 2012? How are your preparations going?