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.