Big Boy Growing Up

Big Boy Growing Up

We got our primary school place – hooray! But, the joy at receiving our first choice school was tinged with a sadness. It’s time to admit that my baby boy is growing up and will be off to school in September.

I have to confess to waiting up until midnight to find out his place. But after the initial sigh of relief, I did shed some tears. My first born will no longer be at home with me all day. My sidekick for the last 4 and a half years, gone!

I have quite often said that I couldn’t wait for him to go to school so he wasn’t around to cause trouble all day. But, most of the time he is a joy to have around. He is a fantastic big brother and the amount of help he gives me with his sisters is amazing.

I know it was inevitable it was going to happen but, I’m not sure I’m ready for the next stage in his life. I know he is more than ready for this new challenge and will probably enjoy every minute of it. His thirst for knowledge is incredible. There can’t be many children who ask to do their times tables before bed!

After saying I wouldn’t cry when he started school, only celebrate, I know the tears will fall as my biggest boy steps into the classroom for the first time. I’m welling up just thinking about it. I’m sure I won’t be the only emotional parent at the school gates on their first day in September.

The Twinkle Diaries

12 thoughts on “Big Boy Growing Up

  1. This brought a lump to my throat just reading it as the memories are still there. But you will be just fine and so will he. It is a new stage which has its losses but benefits too. I wrote about the losses of motherhood in my blog a while back as they are so easily overlooked. I found it hard but I also really enjoyed one to one time with my youngest, which I had never had before.


  2. We’re chompng at the bit to get our tot off to school. Just like we are when we have time away from him…then we spend the whole time missing him and can’t wait to get back.



  3. Awww, I have a while to go until I reach this stage, but I can imagine that it won’t be easy! This is the first time I have visited your blog and can’t wait to read more about your adventures with four under four! I’m amazed you manage to find the time and energy to blog, kudos! x


    1. I hope I’m not the only one or I’m going to look a bit silly! Worry not though, my husband will be on hand to give me emotional support by telling me to stop being such a girl!
      Thanks for hosting #twinklytuesday x


  4. Aww bless you! That’s so lovely. It’s funny because I always wish I didn’t work and got to spend more UK e with Zach but then I was thinking the other day that at least I won’t have to deal with the sadness you are dealing with now! Pros and cons hey?! I’m so glad that you got your first choice school and hope you have lots of fun together between now and September 🙂 Thanks so much for linking up with #TwinklyTuesday


    1. Definitely pros and cons. Back to work for me in August so, I’m going to lose those last few weeks with him but I know he’ll have twice as much fun at his grandparents than with me by then! Thanks for hosting x


  5. aww I had this too. Corey got his first choice. But he has actually been at the school since January in a 4+ class so I’ve already had the first day excitement etc. Its so scary that they are old enough for school now. It makes the half terms and holidays etc all the more precious, I am so glad I work self employed so I know I am always around for him – its great flexibility!

    thankyou for joining in with #mummymonday – love Gemma – host xo


    1. We don’t have any school nurseries here so no first day excitement for us yet.
      I still can’t believe my tiny little baby is big enough for school either. Where have 5 years gone!
      Thanks for popping by x


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