Today we hosted morning tea at our house, what was special about this morning tea though, was that it will be the last morning tea that we have, where our firstborn children will be there (other than school holidays of course).
For the five of us our eldest children will start school together on Monday for the first time. They will all be going to the same school and will have each other there as a support. I've discovered that you cannot force friendship onto your children (much as times we may try to dissuade them from one wild child, to another, with a gentler influence) but we have been lucky enough that our 5 children have formed a lovely friendship with one another.
And so this morning while our children played just beautifully together, with minimal fighting and only a few tears, I felt both happy and sad. Happy that my Muddy Preschooler will go to school with friends she knows, friends she adores and friends that will keep an eye on her. I did however feel sad at the same time, that this is the end of 'early childhood' for my Muddy Preschooler, in 6 days she will be a 'School Girl' and a whole new chapter of her life (and mine) will begin.
I am honestly both excited and anxious at the same time about My Preschooler becoming a School Girl, and some days I'm not sure which emotion is stronger! Today though I was reassured that she will not be doing it alone, she'll be starting her journey with good friends, and that I think is worth so very much. At least for me it is as it helps lessen my anxiety and worry.
|One of our first Mother's Group Morning Teas.|
|Fun in the Fig Tree|
|5 Cheeky Cherubs|
Is your Preschooler becoming a school kid too? How are you feeling?
Are there friends starting with your children too?
Or is it a whole new world, with the opportunity to make wonderful new friends?