Amelia The Nursery Schooler

by Amry on January 15, 2013

I feel like as a parent you constantly find yourself saying “I can’t believe”… “I can’t believe my baby is already a month old”, “I can’t believe my child is already eating solids, pulling themselves up, crawling & walking”, ” I can’t believe my baby just said Mama”, “I can’t believe my little one is celebrating their first birthday” and so on and so on. Well, last Friday was another moment amongst those milestones for me as our little Amelia started her very first day of nursery school – and quite simply put, I can’t believe it.

I mean I know it’s only nursery school, and very part time at that, BUT MY BABY IS GOING TO SCHOOL PEOPLE!!! And as I watched her nearly fly to the school gate propelled by sheer anticipation and excitement, a very clear memory came to mind of when this little girl was only weeks old. 13 weeks old to be precise. I was stood at the kitchen sink of our cottage (our hobbit house is probably a more honest depiction) waiting for my toast to cool and holding Amelia in the crook of my left arm. And while I waited, my eyes took in the view over our village green. Gathered at the gates of the small village primary school were parents (mostly Mothers) waving their small children off on their first day of school. It was a beautiful and emotional sight. I remember thinking what a special moment this must be for both child and parent – and how I was sure each of those Mothers wondered how it was possible that this day was already upon them. How one minute you’re holding your baby in the crook of your arm and the next you’re watching them disappear beyond school gates into the curious world of the classroom. I seared this moment into my memory as a reminder to savour each day I had with Amelia before, all too soon, I would be that Mother waving her off at the school gates.

And here I am now. That Mother. Man, that went quick.

Yet regardless of my over sentimentality, Amelia had a smashing day! We barely got a good-bye out of her as we left and before we knew it we were back to collect a child who was upset because she didn’t want to leave (she refused to put on her coat in protest)! Needless to say, nursery school is a hit!

What were your feelings when you first dropped your child off at the school gates? And if your little one isn’t in school just yet, is it something you’re looking forward to or do you miss them already just thinking about it? 

Love, Amry xxx

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Sarah January 15, 2013 at 11:22 am

Way to make an over-emotional woman cry at 10am! Can’t believe she’s there already – but so glad it went well…Go Amelia! Time passes so quickly when you have kids…xxx

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Amry January 15, 2013 at 3:28 pm

Oh you poor sap – didn’t mean to make you cry! It’s a mother’s right to be overly sentimental about these things! You’ll be doing the same with Dyls before you know it. There’s a thought — you can go cry again now. Xxx

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