It feels crazy that we are already at the stage of parenting where we mention our child going back to school. But with M being quite tall and very good at articulating himself it can be easy to see how ready he is for Year One. Once up and in his uniform for his first day back, I felt more emotional than the day we saw him off into reception. There is something about your child growing before your eyes that pulls at your heart and makes you wish to keep them innocent and protected from what lays ahead.
In reception we saw our boy go from a very shy, quiet member of the class to a confident, well liked, kind and considerate team player. It was amazing watching his transformation as he absorbed what he was learning not just at school, but also from friends and family. At the same time as watching him grow, we continued to grow ourselves. Learning from our mistakes, practicing new parenting techniques and discovering we both benefited from a more relaxed approach when it came to our bouncy ball of energy.
Over the last year we’ve learned to go with the flow and also to welcome the routine school provides M. He was certainly ready to go back to school by the end of the Summer. This school year brings lots of change in our week as M will also be starting Beavers and has gone up a group in his Swimming class meaning a big change around in the routine we had in place last school year.
This year I wanted to start recording his answers to little questions we ask him about his likes and what he hopes to be when he grows up. So the following are his answers to those questions.
What do you want to be when you grow up?
A deep sea explorer
What’s your favourite colour?
What’s your favourite fruit?
What’s your favourite thing to watch on the TV?
On YouTube it’s Brave Wilderness, Film is Minions and TV is Paw Patrol
It will be interesting to see how his answers change over the years, especially the one about what he wants to be when he grows up, as last year it was a Pilot/Doctor. Good luck at school little man, the world of knowledge is yours for the taking!