At last. A siblings update that’s on time!!
A sure sign that life is beginning to settle back down into it’s groove, once again, now that the summer holidays are over for another year.
It’s been a bit of a weird time too.
Some of my tiny boys’ very favourite friends from nursery have left (to go to primary school) and instead of being the littlest in the pre-school room, my Twinkles are on the home straight for the next intake of children starting school next year.
We had a couple of letters, just a few days ago in fact, ominously declaring that:
‘It has been noted that there is a child nearing school age, living in your property’
Weird that it wasn’t one letter. But hey. I guess they’re individuals, after all.
It made me get a lump in my throat. I know it’s a whole year away but it suddenly feels very real — and very close — when you receive a letter to say that you need to select the school — SCHOOL!!! — for your little person (or in our case, people) to attend.
It’s too soon!!!! They’re so little!!!
But then, speaking to parents who’s children have just started in reception class over the last couple of weeks, the phrase I keep hearing — on repeat — is ‘they’re so ready for school’.
So I’m taking comfort in that.
I haven’t spoken to one person who’s said, ‘My child definitely wasn’t ready for school at this point in their lives’.
Albeit, if your child is a July or August baby — and has only just turned four — you might be the parent that is saying that.
I wonder what I’ll be saying, this time next year? I wonder if I’ll be the parent who says;
‘They were so ready.’
I hope so.
Linking up with:
Carie at Space For The Butterflies for the Siblings Project
Heledd at Running In Lavender for My Captured Moment