As I sat and watched my little boy have his hair cut and how he tried to catch the hair and keep it in his palm, it struck me just how little he is. I think my eldest daughter seemed more ready for school than Bean does, granted she is a September birthday, but she just seems more emotionally ready. But Bean seems just so little that I want to wrap him up for just 'one more year' and keep him little and cuddly.
The summer has been both wonderful in terms of extra time to snuggle with Bean and to relish in his little-ness but this summer has also brought out another side of Bean! There's been a lot of anger and shouting and screaming and he's been oh-so-emotional about the slightest thing. I'm sure it's connected to his impending arrival at school but also the leaving nursery and the collapse of any routine.
But as I watched him get excited about trying on his uniform and how he wore his PE kit all day yesterday! I realised he will be fine. Despite all the emotion and the tiredness that I will expect to appear in the first few weeks, he will be fine. It may be the end of an era but it's also the start of another very exciting era for my little boy. One of friends and learning and belonging and independence and of course, I'll be right here when he needs a cuddle and when life gets all-too-much, as it does for us all. Good luck little man- I just hope you love school as much as your sister and make some lovely little friends to grow up with. We can't wait to see how you'll turn out! x