Feel it, it is here… playschool

March 7, 2011

Dear Max

No more sleeps, my sweet thing, it’s time for the next chapter in our lives. Today we’re starting playschool, and I know strictly speaking it’s you who is starting, but I feel like I’m starting something too. For me, it’s a bit of letting go, a bit of trusting, a bit of change, but for both of us, it’s about learning and new experiences.

I have our outfits ready, camera charged, and your bag packed. It gave me excitement and sadness while I packed basic items of nappies, wipes and a change of clothing. It made me heartsore to be packing items for you for hours when I won’t be there, and anxious about who will be changing your nappies and clothes, and whether they’ll need to jump up and down or throw toys around like I do to distract you from the terrible terrible time you have when we change you.

But I’m so excited too – there are new people, toys, songs and stories ahead, and I feel like we’ve found the perfect playschool for you for now. It makes me happy that you’ve reached this next stage, and I’m proud of you already. I know you’ll do great, and I bloody well hope I do great too. I suspect there’ll be big-girl tears, but I suspect they’ll be ones of pride, but just in case, I’m wearing my biggest sunnies and waterproof Maybelline mascara.

“You’re on your own, and you know what you know.
And you will be the guy who’ll decide where you’ll go.
Oh the places you you’ll go.” – Dr Seuss

I hope there is lots of growth, music and fun…
x Mom

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  • charnetrollip

    good luck!!!

    i am so scared of how i will cope when Emma-Lynn goes to playschool, i keep thinking at 17 months she is to young yet my head knows she would have so much FUN there!!

    March 7, 2011 at 7:38 am Reply
  • NickiD

    Good luck Max! And good luck mom – you’ll be be superstars, I know it xxx

    March 7, 2011 at 7:54 am Reply
  • To Love Bella

    i get butterflies and nauseous at the thought of bella reaching this stage….
    all the best mommy ‘n max!

    March 7, 2011 at 9:24 am Reply
  • Sharon

    I get anxious just thinking about this… let us know how it goes, although I’m sure Max is going to LOVE it, I’m more concerned with how you will cope! 🙂

    March 7, 2011 at 9:49 am Reply
  • cathjenkin

    It’s a big big step. I cried solidly when phasing-in was over, and off Cam went to playschool on her own. I cried for a whole day, unabatedly. Big hugs. He’ll be awesome!

    March 7, 2011 at 10:54 am Reply
  • Samantha Choles

    My fellow mommies

    It’s the best thing – you will love them because you will enjoy the shorter time you have with them…they will develop cute expressions and they will come out of their shells.

    You will also get frustrated because they will say that he/she ate all his breakfast and his lunch and yet you cannot get a spoon near the mouth at supper time.

    I do wish i could be a fly on the wall or at best a video feed!

    March 7, 2011 at 11:17 am Reply
  • MomAgain@40

    Good luck! It seems it is going well judging by Twitter! 😀

    March 7, 2011 at 12:27 pm Reply
  • samcy

    All the best Tans! Sure Max will love it, sure you will sniffle a bit but it’s an awesome new chapter for you both.


    March 7, 2011 at 12:50 pm Reply
  • sue stuart

    Hope it went well – for you both!

    March 7, 2011 at 4:08 pm Reply
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