I Thought It Would Be Easier

So as I have mentioned previously Little Man has been in nursery since he was around 10 months old for 3 days a week while I went to work. He has always loved and other than a few blips over the last 3 years things have gone fairly smoothly.

As he is an October baby so doesn’t go to school till he is nearly 5 we made the decision to move him to a school nursery or preschool (I call it this to differentiate between the two but essentially it is just a different nursery) so that he could adapt to school life a little and also so the move from his nursery comfort zone in a bit more of a gentler way.

When I found out I was pregnant this made the decision even easier as I would be at home so I could take advantage of just putting him in for the morning sessions and have my boy at home with his sisters in the afternoon. I thought this might make the adaption of having 2 sisters a little easier too.

So there is the background.

I Thought It Would Be Easier

He has been to a couple of sessions with me or G there at his new preschool and has been fine but today I am writing this from my car. I am parked up in the school car park as this is his first stay and play session there without me.

I’ve done this before but for some reason it’s been tough. He did not want me to go but I know he is better when I am not there. So I am sat here feeling awful. Should I have disrupted his routine? Will it be too much change with the twins coming too in September? Am I just a terrible mother?

I thought it would be easier second time round!

Turns out its tougher as now he knows I left whereas at 10 months he didn’t really notice.

Have any of you made this move? It’s so tricky to know if you are making the right decision for your kids.

Right time for a cry and then all smiles to pick him up.


Update: I wrote this on Tuesday and guess what?! He was fine and had a great time. Argh why do they do it to us?

Bring on September, I’m off to look at uniforms!



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  • Kim Carberry
    08/07/2016 at 21:25

    Ahh! We put ourselves through so much feeling guilty….
    Something new is always going to be hard to start with but I’m glad everything turned out OK. x
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  • Bridie By The Sea
    27/07/2016 at 18:13

    Ohh it’s so tough – I always think it’s much tougher on us than it is for them…but you’re doing the right thing and I’m glad he adapted to it!! Go Mummy 🙂 xx #bestandworst

  • Lex
    28/07/2016 at 15:31

    So glad you posted a little update afterwards, I wanted to know how he got on and whether it was just the little one pulling on the heart strings as they all do. Children are very adaptable and he will settle in soon enough, he sounds as if he’s well on his way too, it’s lovely you’re preparing a long term settling plan with a preschool rather than upping and moving him later on. Hoping you are well, lovely update. Don’t be too sad and hormonal, it’s much harder for you than him I’d imagine. Best of luck #bestandworst

  • helen gandy
    29/07/2016 at 17:26

    Oh my goodness yes, Alfie was sooo hard to leave but then he settled in and he doesn’t cling to us at all, in fact I think he’s rather looking forward to starting school! Lovely to see you linking up, hope you’ll stop by again! #bestandworst


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I’m Rachel, a 30 something Mum to 6 year old Little Man & 2 year old twin girls (one with us & one in the sky).

I’m an anxiety sufferer, list writer and secret chocolate eater.

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