And me. Well I think I deserve a gold star (or at least a glass of wine) for being that mummy on duty. And there is a few things I've learned myself along he way.
1// you will go through more polo shirts than you though possible. Some of the stains on t-shirt are not shifting for anything. By the end of the year they now look grubby and are ready for the bin.
2// breakfast club is not so much a bad thing. M has enjoyed this so much this year, school for breakfast with a choice of cereals and breads. Winning.
3// he will forget something almost on every pick up. Whether that's his water bottle, book bag or jumper. 9 times out 10 he will come home missing something.
4// his book bag will be full of important notes and pictures and "work" and trying to empty them to bin without him seeing is a task in itself.
5// he will eat everything in sight within about 5 minutes of being home given half a chance. (This is why I have to top up the fruit bowl mid week)
6// if I don't get given a slip saying that he has hurt himself you will be surprised. My clumpy and energetic boy who cannot walk straight.
7// the school gates are not that scary and you can strike up conversation with other parents.
8// remembering all you need to remember (permissions slips, and PE kits, and water bottles, and mufti day donations) is tricky and you need to be able to fire a quick text to confirm your suspicions.
9// even though he is more that capable to get dressed himself. Some Mornings it is quicker and less of a stress by getting him dressed yourself.
10// watching you grow learn and develop is process. And seeing your interests spark and light up. watching you write and draw now without prompting makes me so happy.
Oh and finally. You will be buying more that one pair of shoes in the year. #fact
Yay to M and making his first year a success. Grow and bloom big boy.