We’re almost at the end of their first year at school.
It’s been an emotional roller coaster. The highs have been astounding but the lows have been soul destroying and left me feeling wretched as a parent.
Despite the frankly appalling start to school life my children have had, they’ve come out on top.
The changes in them both are numerous and positive. I couldn’t be prouder of how they have coped with the changes and developed new skills.
Learnt to read
Learnt to write
Learnt to forgive
Grown enviable confidence
Taught us the joy of not taking things too seriously
Shown determination to succeed
Developed an interest in learning everything they can
Learnt how to dress themselves
Taken responsibility for themselves
Shown kindness to others
Learnt to make the most of situations they can’t control
But most of all they have learnt how to be children who really do enjoy being children; everyday is a fun day, full of skipping, dancing, running and singing. Getting messy is a sign of a day well spent learning and exploring, being too tired to walk home from the bus stop means they haven’t stopped having fun whilst away from mama and papa.