Not as bad as I thought!
October 12, 2017 8:18am CST
Over the summer I was not looking forward to the prospect of Big One starting high school. There wasn’t any problem with the school, it was just the thought that she would have to be out of the house and catching the school bus a whole hour earlier than we were used to leaving for school! Not that I didn’t wake up early enough; normally I would wake up and shortly afterwards Big One would wake and come to our room, and often we would snuggle in bed and read a story and then a bit later Little One would join us for another story and probably some imaginary game… and all through this my partner would lie there sleeping soundly, until he would suddenly wake, leap out of bed and rush off to work, leaving us to sort out the getting to school situation. Well we are almost half-way through the new term now and it hasn’t been anywhere near as bad as I thought – in fact I’m rather enjoying it. Big One has been a star at getting her stuff ready the night before. We don’t get to lounge around in bed in the mornings but we do have plenty of time for breakfast and gathering last-minute things before setting out. Now Big One has reached this mile-stone I thought she probably wouldn’t want to be seen with her Mum, but she specifically asked me to accompany her to the bus stop as she enjoys the walks and talks together, so we leave Little One eating her breakfast or playing while we make the 5-minute walk down the lane. Then I wave her off and walk back in time to get Little One ready and do a few things with her before leaving for the walk to school with her. It has reminded me how much I love being out early in the morning. And it means that by the time I’ve walked to the bus stop and back, and then in the opposite direction to school and back, I’ve already walked about a mile at the start of the day, which I’m sure gets my metabolism going and makes me feel more lively. Should have done this sooner, I’ve been missing out! All rights reserved. © Text and image copyright Fleur 2017.
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When I was at school anyone would have been teased and/or bullied mercilessly if they were seen with their mothers. No parents ever came to watch school sports matches for instance. Nowadays the situation seems totally the reverse, parents are expected everywhere!