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Starting School

In less than two weeks a new chapter in our lives will begin as Oliver starts school. His uniform has been purchased, washed and labeled. His school bag is packed and pencils sharpened. His shiny ( and blooming expensive new shoes) are sitting waiting to be worn. Everything is ready but is he?

Oliver turned 5 in July so we didn't have to make the decision on whether or not he would start school this year, it was made for us. From 6 months old he has attended nursery a few days each week so he is used to spending time away from me and our home. He is a happy and confident boy so I've no doubt he will thrive at school, however it doesn't stop me worrying! Will he be bullied or picked on? Will he adjust to going 5 days a week? Will his teacher be supportive and kind? These are all normal worries for parents, right? 

I feel we have prepped Oliver the best we can for school, we have encouraged his independence when it comes to opening snack packets and dressing himself. He knows to tell his teacher if someone is unkind to him or someone else and we have been to visit the school several times. I just hope he we have prepared him enough.

Oliver has a good group of friends from nursery that he is going onto school with so there will be lost of familiar faces in the class room.  It will be lovely to watch their relationships flourish through out their primary years.

The house will be strangely quite and his brother and I will miss him dearly but it will make our weekends even more precious. 

Waving him off at the school gate on his first day is sure to be emotional and a moment we will remember. It's the start of a new adventure for Oliver and his friends and I wish them all the luck in the world.

"Your off to great Places
Today is your day.
Your mountain is waiting
So get in your way!"
Dr Suess

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