Little Man has been at nursery for 3 days a week since he was 10 months old so in one way what I am about to write about is no big thing (apparently I quote Bing now!)
However, this week marks the week my boy officially becomes a preschooler. He will stay at the same nursery but he is moving into the final room. You can read more about the rooms at nursery here. He will become a Lamb. How cute! This room is more structured than the others and although he has been following the early years curriculum, this room feels a little more like school. It is prepartion for school. Because Little Man is an October baby and he has only just turned 3 he could be spending 2 years in this room so my plan is to move him to a school nursery for the 2nd year just to make the transitiion to school as easy as possible as we have the time to do this. This, however is dependant on a number of things including my working hours.
Anyway, enough of the background. The reason I am actually writing this is to virtually cry a little bit. Little Man started nursery before he could even crawl and I seem to have blinked and he is a walking, talking little person.
He has always loved nursery and he thrives there but I cannot believe we are at this stage already. He has made his way through 3 rooms and I have seen him grow up with each stage. I am so so proud, yet a little sad that we are already at this stage. Why does time go so fast?! Just today, he pointed out the letter ‘o’ to me. What?!!? One of my friends said to me that I hadn’t got a toddler anyway, I had a full blown child! She’s right, he doesn’t toddle and toddler tantrum anymore. He runs and jumps and he very much has his own opinion on everything!!
So, on wedneday morning we will go and find his new peg and it will feel like the first day of nursery to me all over again. Little Man, however is super excited. He thinks it is grand that he is going in with the big kids, the kids he has been watching through the window for the past 6 months. He gets to play with the big car garage he has been eyeing up for months, he gets to see some of his friends who have already moved and best of all he gets to be a big kid too!
Another chapter closed and another one began. Here’s to my boy leaving the Hedgehogs room behind and stepping over to Lambs. I may cry, just a little.