I will not cry on Friday when I drop him off. I will give him a squish and wish him luck. I will tell him to remember his manners, to be kind to his friends, to listen to his teacher, to eat the things in his lunch box. I will tell him I love him. But I will not tell him that I will miss him. I will not tell him that I am worried or anxious. I will not tell him that other kids can be mean sometimes or that the work may be tricky. I don't want him to focus on things that could go wrong or be difficult.
James will have a great time. And I have a lot to look forward to this year too. I'll be going back to work and doing some short courses and generally getting back into the swing of things after a challenging 2011.
I had better go and get things organised for school bags, lunchboxes, uniforms, shoes, hats, sunscreen, water bottles …...
Have a great start to the the school year!
x Miss G