Big school, big school, here we come,
We know we’ll have lots of fun
That little song has been Amber’s (or The Doob as she is currently known) party-piece for the past couple of weeks – her nursery have been helping to prepare them for the transition to big school, and just in time because next week is her last week at nursery – they’re even having a little “graduation ceremony” on Thursday, with gowns, mortarboards and everything.
But it’s surely the end of an era for us: no children at nursery any longer. No more hurried morning bus-rides to Sidcup and back. No more paying £400 a month in nursery fees… To be honest, it’s all good.
Except that our littlest girl is not quite so little any longer, and I feel a little bit older.
But never mind all that – TODAY is a red-letter day, because Amber Grace Carter goes to big school!
Only for an hour, admittedly, but she’ll be
alone sans Mummy for that hour. We’ve all been making a big fuss of her and the transition, continually repeating that it’ll be exciting and fun and she’ll make lots of new friends. I think we’ve just about hammered that message home.
Millie has been very quiet on the subject of Amber joining her at “big school” – possibly because she’s going up to the Juniors. Yesterday she was terribly excited at having visited the junior playground and to see how things are done up there. I caught something about talent shows and back-flips, but I’m not really sure what she was on about (I was very tired).
More news on Amber’s visit as and when I have it…