September. All change. New start.

A new start in September for the twins

And just like that…September the 5th 2017 arrived and the twins started their first day of primary school, together. Day one drop-off has been completed and we’re into the first term of reception class already.


They were amazing and literally skipped in. Looking back at Dave and I, but with big smiles.

I also handled it really well, actually. I was really anxious and nervous in the days leading up to it – making sure they had everything they needed and worrying about how they’d both get on with playtime, lunchtime and friends – but they were super excited to see their friends and see their lovely new teacher.

I’ll never, ever forget how quite grown up and smart they looked in their uniform this morning.

This 6-week summer holidays has been brilliant this year (on the whole). I was dreading it; for last year was difficult and felt long. This year I think I threw myself into it more (knowing they were starting school this September). It also helped that they’re more grown up this time around, and easier, and so I felt like we had a LOT more fun.

Tuesday 5th September, however, seems to have arrived pretty quickly this time around…despite me willing the last few weeks of this summer to slow down a little.

I will miss them Monday to Friday. I’ll miss our chatty lunches that take hours because they eat SO slowly. I’ll miss movie afternoons, cuddling up on a wet Thursday. I’ll miss taking to them to the park, mid-week, on a warm morning when there’s no-one else around and pushing them on the swings. And seeing them run through cornfields when I pretend to catch them and tickle them.

I’ll miss the noise. The mess. The chaos.

But. I will now look forward to watching them grow up together, learning new things and hearing all about their *new* school days.

Our new routine. Our new start.

The twins start school in september

Love, Jess x

Jess Soothill

Jess is a Mother of twins, blogger and writer.

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  1. September 5, 2017 / 2:59 pm

    Good luck with their first week! It certainly takes a bit of getting used to, but equally it’s so exciting to see them grow up and gain confidence x

    • Jess
      September 6, 2017 / 9:33 am

      Thanks Lizzie. It feels really weird them going every day! They are already so tired! xx

  2. September 5, 2017 / 4:15 pm

    I cried picking up the boys yesterday, The house seems so, so quiet. But it’s also so, so nice to be able to work during the day and not every single night. In a weird way, I like having the opportunity to miss them. After being with at least one of them, sometimes two, for 24 hours a day for the past seven years, I’m looking forward to finding all the ordinary things a little bit special again rather than being part of our everyday humdrum.

    • Jess
      September 6, 2017 / 9:34 am

      Bless you! xx I know. I already feel as though the time we have together is precious and that I have the right balance between work and Mum life. Here’s to all the creativity ahead! xx

  3. September 5, 2017 / 9:26 pm

    Ah exciting times Jess, I was so nervous about Joe starting high school today but he insisted on getting the bus rather than getting dropped of and came home buzzing and full of it, well done Harry and Lottie x

    • Jess
      September 6, 2017 / 9:35 am

      Bless him and you! I can’t imagine how hard that must be. Glad he enjoyed it though and go Joe!! xx

  4. September 5, 2017 / 11:25 pm

    Tomorrow’s the big day for us and I’m dreading it as I’m going to be an emotional wreck!
    Well done on handling it so well and I’m glad they were fine too.
    A new start all round – enjoy lovely!

    • Jess
      September 6, 2017 / 9:35 am

      Good luck!! I hope it all went well – thinking of you today xx

  5. September 7, 2017 / 2:30 pm

    Ahh bless them. So pleased it went well. Zach started on Monday and has just been brilliant. He’s made a couple of friends and just gets on with all. Still getting used to the school run here but today was the first day we literally had to run, so I class that as an achievement!

    • Jess
      September 8, 2017 / 10:13 am

      Saw your Facebook photo! Glad he’s OK and hope he gets on well 🙂 Bless they’re all so grown up now! xx

  6. September 8, 2017 / 6:30 pm

    Aw hope they have had a lovely first week Jess, and you too have settled into a new routine. I know what you mean about feeling anxious a few days before rather than on the day. I was like this with Katie starting high school this week, but on the day I was completely fine. Enjoy that peace and quiet during the day x

    • Jess
      September 11, 2017 / 12:40 pm

      Glad she’s ok – been wondering how she got on. Cant believe mine are at school now..keep wondering where all the chaos has gone! xx

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