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This Plus That Equals…. Getting Ready For School

This plus that equals…. getting ready for school

Here’s the latest instalment in my series of posts all about what makes our lives here at home tick. This week is all about getting ready for L starting school.

Now he is only three, I don’t even have to apply for his place until September and he won’t start until the following year. I’m already thinking about it though.

School
Aargh how can I be thinking about school – image credit Go Daddy Stock Photo

Increasing his nursery hours

According to husb this is as much for him as it is for me. The idea is by adding an extra morning into the mix it won’t be such a shock to the system going to school 5 days a week. It should also help him with the separation anxiety he feels.

Husb says the same stands true for me. It will be good for me to wean myself off him a bit. I would usually scoff at him being so ridiculous but had you seen the ugly crying over the laptop as I emailed his nursery about the extra time, you may agree with him.

Toilet training

We’ve cracked it when it comes to staying dry during the day but he will still have accidents of the messier kind.

You’ve got ages, don’t worry I hear you all cry. But I’m in the thick of it at the moment and it honestly feels like he’ll still be like this when he heads off to university.

I really want this to be sorted now and am genuinely worried that in 18 months time I’ll be in a right pickle with him.

Mummy and Son
I love the little chap my boy is turning into

Making the most of him

I am now acutely aware that our time together is limited. That when he heads off to school the dynamic will change. So I am trying to soak up every minute of him still be little.

Making the most of having full days together. Not just weekends. No homework. No having friends he’d rather hang out with!

Being firmer with simple things

I can’t put my socks on mummy. I can’t possibly get dressed, it’s too hard. No I am not putting my toys away, you are, you are a grown up and I am too little.

I have heard all these things today alone. I snorted with laughter when he said he couldn’t possibly get dressed. Little monster.

Usually for speed I would just do these things for him, but I’m not actually helping him by doing this. He needs to learn and get quicker. There won’t be time for him messing about over simple things at school.

Plus if he can strip naked in under 3 seconds the he can most certainly put his own socks on.

Buying shares in Kleenex

I am going to be a mess when he starts school. I’m a bit of a mess now and nearly cried at work when I said I could pick up some extra shifts because he’d be at nursery more.

Sp if I buy some stocks and shares now, then I can reap the rewards when their profits spike in September for all the tissues I shall be buying so I can be a tearful, snotty mess at home. On my own, without my precious son. Starts sobbing again

Finally, I’m linking up with #TwinklyTuesday, #Blogstravaganza, #StayClassyMama and #fortheloveofBLOG

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16 thoughts on “This Plus That Equals…. Getting Ready For School”

  1. I have 4 weeks until my daughter goes to pre school full time! she would have just turned 3. At the moment I’m also trying to make the most of having her around 24/7 and I’m already feeling like I won’t know what to do without my little partner in crime. Thank you for sharing with #StayClassymama

  2. I have four weeks…four weeks until Zach starts school! I can’t believe it and yet I am so excited for him. I know I am going to need kleenex though…for both of us! Thanks for linking up with #TwinklyTuesday

  3. We need to get it together here with routine. We have travelled all summer long and it has dented my type A parenting ways big time. In a month our four girls will be in three schools – time for routine.

    #twinklytues

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