It’s a little hard to believe that in just 1 week time Munch will be getting dressed up for the first time in her school uniform and walking through those big doors into the big wide world ahead of her. I won’t lie, I’m feeling rather anxious about her starting school. Sure, she has been at nursery for a good few years, but in my head that seems more innocent…perhaps because I don’t recall much about that age myself.
School is where you meet the people you will essentially spend the next 13 years of your life with. I think back to when I was young and remember one boy in particular who was a bit of a bully…his target was this other boy in who never really had a school ‘best friend’. I remember spending playtime with the other girls and we would protect him. These days I look at that situation through different eyes. There is nothing more upsetting as a parent than your child being in that situation day in, day out and you’re not there to have their back. The sheer thought of it makes me sick to my stomach.
Munch is very kind hearted and caring. She has a good circle of friends that she has gone to nursery with, most of whom will be in her class so I’m fairly confident that she will get along with at least those who she went to nursery with. Hopefully she will make even more friends at school and thrive not just academically but also socially.
Parenting can be heart wrenching at times though, watching their little face fall when they bicker with someone or don’t get invited to a party. Sometimes you just want to pack your family up and head for the hills, but it’s all part of the bigger picture of preparing them for life. It can’t all be perfect…there will be ups, downs and inbetweens, but it’s how you keep going that counts.