Starting pre-school: When did you get so big?
Tonight I am filled with joy, pride and sadness for tomorrow as my daughter starts pre-school. She turned 3 in December and she has been asking if she can go to pre-school, just like her big brother, for months. Until now I have been putting it off, of course she could have started at nursery sooner but I just didn’t want her to. Was that selfish? Maybe! But I wanted to keep her with me as long as I could.
She’s as fierce and as adorable as you could imagine a 3 year old little girl to be. She is confident and independent and unstoppable but has the most pure, sensitive, kind soul. Tomorrow it feels as though I am loosing a little part of her, tomorrow it feels like I have to finally share her with the world but I am happy, happy that other people get to know her, get to embrace all that she is and all that she loves, maybe they’ll also get to experience her unfaltering love too.
I’ve done this before. I’ve been through all these emotions when my son started pre-school but this time it feels new, it feels raw! And that’s because it is, because our relationship is unique. It’ll feel different, it’ll be different but that’s okay!
It’s okay to feel however you feel
So, if like me, your baby (whether your first, second or third) is starting pre-school for the first time, feel those emotions and know that it’s okay! It’s okay to feel sad, to feel joy, to feel excitement for a break but sorrow for the time you are loosing with them.
Solidarity! 👊 Let’s do this together!