New Term, New Attitude

September is here and it’s the start of a new term for so many people. Even if your child isn’t at school yet, it’s the end of the summer and September always feels like a new beginning. A time to start afresh. My lil guy went back to preschool last Thursday. I have to admit, after the terrible return we had after last half term break I was nervous as to how it would go. But as a friend said to me, you just need to to expect the best, and prepare for the worst. So I did.

Of course, as it turned out he ran straight in to the building without a care in the world, happy as a clam. In fact he was so happy, he ran straight over the to nature table and pulled his trousers down! Not for any other reason than he needed the loo you understand but it did make me chuckle as I ran over and pulled those pants back up.

I guided him to the bathroom and he bossed his whole potty training routine in a new environment straight away, including drying his hands on a paper town and feeding the towel to the ‘Tiger bin’. What a dude! I was so glad I’d written the script from his potty training app out for his TA, as it meant she understood what he was trying to communicate straight away. One mummy brownie point right there!

Anyway, potty business over, that was that. He was off and I left. I was so relieved we didn’t have a repeat of last term. A friend and I spent the morning drinking coffee in my favourite Haslemere coffee haunt. We talked about this and that and when time came to pick him up I felt refreshed.

However, the best bit was when he saw me. From the other side of the room he shouted “Mummy, Mummy!” while running straight into my arms. Now this might be the kind of welcome you take for granted from your children and I hope for you it is. But it’s new to me. And it’s splendid. It’s worth leaving him, just to get that reaction when I come back!

Happy mummies enjoy their freedom, and their coffee

Happy mummies enjoy their freedom, and their coffee

So what does the new year hold? What am I going to have to do and go through in order to find him the best support and the right school for next year? I honestly don’t know and yeah, it still scares me. But I don’t want to start this journey with a negative attitude. So I’m going to treat it like I treat everything else that scares or worries me. I’m going to expect the best and prepare for the worst.

Happy back to school everyone xxxx

The best back to school picture I could get of the man who's never still!

The best back to school picture I could get of the man who’s never still!