A Nursery Trip

As we walked out of nursery last week, the Manager handed me a letter as she often does. I didn’t look at it until I got in the car and as I read it the familiar Mummy wobble feeling descended.

The annual trip for Hedgehogs & Lambs will be…. it read. Oh my! I was not expecting that! Is my boy really old enough to go on a trip?! A full blown sit on a coach, walk around a farm without me fully fledged trip?!

Yes, it seems he is.

It is in October so Little Man will have just turned 3. Oh I am finding it a bit tricky to come to terms with. I want him to go, in fact it is already paid for. I trust the nursery with my boy half of the week and I know he will be perfectly fine with them but it all feels a little strange. Will he wonder where I am? Will he need his Mummy? No probably not, he will be having too much fun with his friends meeting chickens, stroking rabbits and feeding lambs – oh god what if the lambs eat him?!


Joking aside. It is quite scary how quickly our kids grow up now. I know for Little Man nursery has made him very independent already; he has 2 years until he starts school though so I can still treasure him as my baby for quite a lot longer. I guess that is why the trip came as a bit of a shock.

I know work will be a tough one on the day of the trip; wondering if he is okay and if he is enjoying himself but underneath it all I know he will have a great time and will have stories to tell me when I pick him up.

Mummy wobble over. For now. Until the day of the trip then maybe I would advise not to speak to me that day. I may cry.

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  • Ruth
    19/09/2015 at 10:53

    Oh no! I have just realised this may soon be round the corner for me too. But as my son turned 3 in July, this time next year he’ll be in school. IN SCHOOL! I’ll have to get used to sending him on his way. Time goes way too fast doesn’t it?! x

    • Mummy in Training
      21/09/2015 at 18:45

      It’s scary how quickly they grow up! xx

  • Something Crunchy Mummy
    19/09/2015 at 20:01

    Oh bless – I would feel exactly the same! I’m sure he will be fine but I understand your query! Thanks for linking up to #justanotherlinky xx
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    • Mummy in Training
      21/09/2015 at 18:44

      Thanks lovely yxx

  • Dawn - Rhyming with wine
    19/09/2015 at 20:19

    Oh my goodness, my little one starts nursery in January and I’m already gearing up for that. It’s bad enough thinking I’ll have to take her to nursery, but the idea that they could actually take her out for the day?? Without meeee??? I may have to go lay down for a bit while I adjust to this concept…. I feel your pain. Good luck – and I’m sure your little man will have a brilliant time :0) x

    • Mummy in Training
      21/09/2015 at 18:44

      I’m right there with you on the lying down! xx

  • Sarah Howe (@RunJumpScrap)
    21/09/2015 at 12:27

    Aww this is a funny feeling but I will make you feel better…my little 18 month old was taken to a farm with nursery. On a coach in her car seat. She was exhausted afterwards but had such a good time!! And she was totally fine. Good luck and sure Sam will have a blast. Thanks for sharing with #bestandworst and see you soon xx
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    • Mummy in Training
      21/09/2015 at 18:43

      Ohh that’s so good to hear hun, thank you!! xxx

  • Beth
    22/09/2015 at 14:55

    Oh bless you. It’s scary how much and how fast they isn’t.
    Hope he enjoys it! Ask them to take a disposable camera for him to take photos 🙂 They will be great to look at and also be great to see his photos
    Thank you so much for linking up to #justanotherlinky
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    • Mummy in Training
      06/10/2015 at 12:14

      That’s a good idea!! xx


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