Well it happened, our extended holiday ended and the kids went back to school on Monday. I don’t who was most nervous, me or the kids!
Star had a bit of a wobble because she didn’t know where she was going for registration. She was calmer when we gave her coping strategies, first she had to find fellow classmates and find out where they were going, then if that failed she had to go to the school reception and ask. Of course, as soon as she arrived at school she met up with classmates and went in happily.
Boo was really excited because she loves her school friends and couldn’t wait to see them again. Not only that but they were going to be in a brand new school building! What was there not to be excited about!
The Little Man was just not wanting to go. He claimed school was boring and he wasn’t interested in meeting up with his little friends again. Of course, that changed as soon as he reached the playground. He’s been really happy all week. Soon he’ll be moving to the new school building with Boo. It must be really quiet in his school with all of the years four to six missing.
So the first week back has gone really well. Well, apart from the uniforms. I really need to stock up on some more jumpers, but when you have three kids and you have to buy the special (much more expensive) jumpers with the badges on, it’s a big spend. Not only that, I normally spread the cost by buying some early and some later, but they are for the new school and were only released for sale a couple of weeks ago.
I hope they continue to enjoy their school week, we are already in a firm routine which was no trouble at all. I think we all strive on routine so it’s working out well for everyone.