Mums & Tots Round-up: Starting school

Starting school can be an emotional time for both parents and children but as September has drawn to a close, many of us will find ourselves with our pre-schoolers settled into their new school routine and enjoying the new fun that nursery/pre school brings. We grown ups may not have found it quite as easy though?

My littlest girl is the youngest in her year, starting nursery barely two weeks after her third birthday but I will admit that I have struggled more than she has, crying for hours after I dropped her off at her first day, I was an emotional wreck when I wrote this post about her start at nursery. Termite however has ‘done playing and painting and singing in the hall’ and seems to be taking this in her stride quite happily, although just like her Daddy she is not a great morning person so we have to leave extra time for the sloth like routine of getting ready!

We all have our worries and feelings about our kids going off to school here are some of my favourite blog posts on the subject of starting school…

Hayley from Sparkles and Stretchmarks phrased my thoughts perfectly, and much more eloquently in the letter to her son’s nursery teacher 

Nyomi from Nomipalony has worried about her biggest boy starting primary school but as you can see from this diary he seems to have had a lovely first week and had lots of fun.

Susan from Once Upon a Time talks about a worry most of us parents have around nursery time, toilet training

And Claire from Emmys Mummy collated these thoughts from other parents about the return to school, I love that us Mums go straight to ‘its an opportunity to get some work/housework done’ I wonder if any of us actual treat ourselves to a bit of down time?

How have your little people gotten on with the return to school?



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Karen aka Monkeyfooted Mummy, Blogs at where she writes about being a mammy to 3 young children, family travel, food and days out! At heart a recycling, eco friendly hippy, she loves growing things on her allotment, making things with the kids and being creative. She is happiest talking about bumps babies and toddlers and all that goes with the craziness of being a Mam and she is looking forward to getting to know lots of new bloggers and reading all your "Mums & Tots" posts.

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