Starting school has actually made us happier. Cheers, school.

It's the last day before half term, and I'm being entirely serious when I say: now we're mostly over the big settling-in phase, having school back in our lives is the bizniz. For H, definitely. He's happy when he's learning new things in a structured environment (I noticed that last year with nursery, but even … Continue reading Starting school has actually made us happier. Cheers, school.

Five books…to help with starting school

Thanks to commenter Rachel for this suggestion! Right, we're on the countdown now, aren't we? Two weeks left to buy all of H's uniform, get his feet measured for shoes, practice writing his name and cry a bit into my pillow at night. We've talked a lot about starting school, and he's been for a … Continue reading Five books…to help with starting school

September. July.

September. July. Note the worn-through shoes, the yoghurt-stained jumper, the trousers that barely fit, and the general sense of a boy who has grown in every direction, more than I can fathom. Yesterday H had his new school visit, and today he went back for a final week at nursery. I came home and had … Continue reading September. July.