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Why sending a child to school is hard for a control freak!

My ‘baby’ is starting school on Tuesday and I’m a little freaked but a little pumped.

She is 100 per cent pumped and not even a fraction bit freaked – and that makes me so happy.

My gorgeous girl at about 4 months.

My gorgeous girl at about 4 months.

Here at  just 18 months

Here at just 18 months

This week I devoted two full days to spend just with her (no little ‘bothers’ around to cramp her style) and she wanted to do the theme parks.

So we did – THEM ALL!!!!!!!

I gotta tell you I’m a tad over them now, the queues, the sun, the noise, the expensive ice creams ($4) – give me the beach any day.

Eat your heart out Pammy!

Eat your heart out Pammy!

I love these guys, especially the penguins

I love these guys, especially the penguins

But she had a ball and was finally allowed to get her hair braided, she has been asking me about this for months and I’ve always said no.

Well today she got her wish and she was so happy.

I wonder if she’ll be allowed to have it at school – public? (anyone know?)

She sat patiently for the 10/15 minutes it took.

She sat patiently for the 10/15 minutes it took.

After I took this I got told to stop taking photos, and she's right, sometimes it's best to just enjoy the moment

After I took this I got told to stop taking photos, and she’s right, sometimes it’s best to just enjoy the moment

I don’t think the reality of school has fully dawned upon me yet.

I won’t have my big girl around to help me, or spontaneously ask for ‘a lift up cuddle’ and I won’t get to hear her cute voice during the day!

As for my fears about school, like most, they are that she won’t make friends, she’ll feel scared, lonely and overwhelmed.

But I just hope I’ve done enough to help her navigate her way through it all confidently.

Me with my favourite girl in the whole wide world!

Me with my favourite girl in the whole wide world!

You know what though I don’t think I have too much too worry about, she is pretty confident, clever and gutsy.

There’s an awesome adventure playground quite high up at Sea World and she had no fear going up and running across high rope bridges.

I know many of my friends wouldn’t dare do what she did – she must get her love of adrenalin and non-fear of heights from me!

She has such a brave, caring and gorgeous soul.

She has such a brave, caring and gorgeous soul.

This is not for the faint hearted!

This is not for the faint hearted!

And I know I’ll cry on the day, but there is no way I will cry in front of her – I will be cheery, excited and supportive.

I will also have the Husband there for moral support and he’s not a crier which is helpful, but also bloody annoying.

But that’s not to say I won’t bawl my eyes out in the car and then wonder all day how she is, if she could open her lunch, find the toilets, or had to sit by herself at lunch time 😦

I get a lump in my throat thinking about it.

Learning to let go is something I’m not great at anyway, but to have to let go of a part of me, well it’s gonna be tough!

Super excited in her school uniform!!

Super excited in her school uniform!!

Wish me luck peeps and to all those in similar situations I do the same for you.

For those old hags (hands) out there what is the one thing I should NOT forget to tell my daughter about school.

Linking with:
Miss Cinders for Things I Know, Grace’s FYBF and Bree’s Flash Blog Friday!

Saturday Morning Ogre Mum


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