No one told me!
So today Sam started school, my eldest, so my first experience of the school transition. If you caught my newsletter on Saturday you’ll know that I’ve been firmly in denial about the whole thing!
Last night it hit me and I’ve been feeling all sorts of emotions. No one told me how emotional the first day of school was! And it has been emotional.
He’s been fine on the whole, a few tears this morning and a bit of a tummy ache. I’m sure he would have picked up on how I was feeling.
We underestimated the impact on Jessica too. As far as we were concerned she was just continuing on at nursery so there were no problems there. But she really missed her big brother this morning and couldn’t understand why he wasn’t in the car with her.
It feels like this transition is harder than previous transitions; going to nursery and back to work. But it’s easy to forget.
So I’m just going to embrace it and everything that comes with it. All the emotions, the crying (me, not Sam!), the new routine, the time I have just with my little girl, the time I have with my boy when I pick him up from school and everything in between.
And I know that in a few weeks it’ll all feel just like normal.
To all you new school Mums whether primary school or senior school, I hope it goes well for you and your family. Don’t underestimate the emotional side and look after yourself. Perhaps do something just for you?
And so the new chapter begins, my first day as a school Mum.
Nicky Duffell is a nutritional therapist and health coach who works with clients to improve their health and wellbeing. With over 17 years experience in the corporate world Nicky uses her experience of coaching senior executives to help clients gain control of their health and achieve their goals. She’s a Mum of two beautiful children and know’s what it’s like to juggle family and work. Nicky is passionate about food, health and her family. After life took her on a few twists and turns she started this blog to share everything she’s learnt. You can follow Nicky on Instagram for all her food inspiration and health tips.