Today a letter came through the post with instructions on how to apply for a primary school place for my son.
WHAT?? How can this be? Surely no it’s not that time yet?!! It feels like only yesterday I was pregnant
I’ve throughly enjoyed every parenting stage so far. The newborn stage was for me by far the hardest. A truly exciting and special time but lonely. My partner didn’t take paternity leave so 3 days after having a bit of a rough ride I was going it solo. Knackered and confused by this little person who unfortunately wasn’t supplied with a care plan or instruction manual.
The baby stage when those first little milestones happen. First smiles and giggles. Just magical I cherish the memories.
The crawling stage…….nothing is safe anymore and they don’t stay where they are put! The horrid moment when you turn round and you’ve lost him only to find he had wedged himself behind the couch!
The dreaded time came when I had to return to work. My heart ached and I would of loved to have had longer off and gone part time. This is the first time I’d really had to share Little C.
………….I’m crap at sharing!!
Then came his speech as he began dropping his baby signing and replacing it by words. I’ll never forget the first time he called me! I had gone upstairs and he was at the bottom with his daddy and he just called out “mama”. My heart melted in fact I think I cried (I was really really knackered lol I cried at donkey adverts too!!). He still calls me Mama out of choice. …………..I love it
Then they find their legs! Here comes the toddler!! First steps came late in our household. Little C just wasn’t interested. We joked that the little chunk was too heavy for his legs! He soon proved us wrong and there was no stopping him!!
His 3rd birthday came and he was now a preschooler. Full of wonder and questions. Now over half way through his third year he is quite the entertainer (don’t know where he gets it from ). He never fails to make me laugh. He comes out with some great lines! He has swapped nursery rhymes for kasabian and is besotted by the gruffalo, stick man and room on the broom. He loves stories and reading.
So much has happened in what seems like a blink of an eye. How could it possibly have been nearly four years?
I watched my bump become a newborn.
My newborn became a baby.
My baby became a toddler.
My toddler transformed into a preschooler and now he is soon to be a handsome young boy embarking on his great journey of learning.
I hope I can choose the best possible place for his education to commence.