Back to pre school

by Hannah

Today was the first day of term at Beastie’s pre school. The school holidays have been a long few weeks and I think we were both more than ready for his return. Not that Beastie knew it this morning, as just as I predicted he was a little anxious about going back.

A couple of days before the end of the summer term proved to be a turning point for him as I mentioned in a previous post about his newfound separation anxiety. The confident little boy I knew well suddenly decided pre school was a horrible place and he didn’t appreciate me leaving him there. I naively thought that a good long break during the summer would do him good and that he would once again enjoy going.

His anxiety continued to worsen during the summer months and he would cry whenever I left him with anyone other than my husband and I. As expected he started to make a fuss when we arrived, after an unusually silent car journey, so I made a fairly swift exit. I played at little with him but I knew it wouldn’t have made much difference how long I stayed as he would have still wanted me to stay. Shortly afterwards one of the assistants rang to say he had settled with little fuss and was busy having fun. A huge relief.

I have seen many photos and posts this week featuring kids all ready for their very first day at big school and also varying photo’s of kids through the years. So although it’s not his first day as such and it is only pre school, I did want a nice picture of him.

Here he is post pre school looking very chuffed with himself. He told me all the way home that he liked it there and that he had had lots of fun. After telling him all summer that he would enjoy going back, it seems he had regained some faith in what his Mummy has told him all along. Let’s hope he is coming out the other side of this funny phase into the super confident boy I know and love.

When we returned home he then spent some quality time with his little brother, fighting over the LeapPad. A sign of things to come…


Katie @mummydaddyme 6th September 2012 - 8:24 pm

Aw I am glad that he had a good time, and I love the photos of the two of them, definitely a sign of things to come!  Baby Beastie is growing up fast! x

Mummybeastie 7th September 2012 - 10:23 am

Next year will be exciting in his school uniform, it’s not far away now! x

HELEN 7th September 2012 - 10:13 am

lovely pic of Beastie…he looks about 4! I think it’s time to get baby Beastie a leap pad of his own….look at that little face saying ‘Muuuum, tell him’….oh dear..definitely a taste of things to come!! x

Mummybeastie 7th September 2012 - 10:24 am

I can see they are going to want one of everything. They’ll have nothing if I catch Beastie trying to whack the screen with his black and decker hammer again! x

Tanya (Bump2Basics) 7th September 2012 - 8:19 pm

These are such sweet photos, it’s so great to capture these early years of sibling interaction. Glad Beastie settled well in school. I’m always telling LLC I have her best interests at heart but getting her to believe this is another story!

Mummybeastie 11th September 2012 - 9:33 am

I agree, I love looking at pictures of when I was a kid. We’re getting there slowly but surely with pre school, this morning he was jittery again! 

Lucy at Dear Beautiful Boy 9th September 2012 - 9:14 am

Oh, I’m glad his day went okay and I’m sure he’ll be back to the normal Beastie soon enough. Children do like to go through these funny little phases, don’t they? I’m sure they just do it to keep us on our toes. X

Mummybeastie 11th September 2012 - 9:34 am

Thank you, we are getting there…I have just learnt to drop him off and dash now. Then when I pick him up he’s so expressive about his morning being great – so it’s all worth it x

Kara 17th September 2012 - 12:52 pm

Glad it all went ok, I love the collage of pic’s, they are such a cute duo xx


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