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.
Love, Jess x