Last Day at Preschool…

Last Day at Preschool…

I can’t believe this day has come, how is it possible that my little girl is leaving preschool. It only seems like yesterday that Alice took my hand for that first walk to preschool with a beaming smile on her face and telling me to walk faster.

She has never once cried at drop off and whilst at first I was the one a bit upset about it. Did it mean that she wasn’t happy spending time with me or that I was boring. But, I quickly learnt that actually I have a little girl that is keen to learn, she wants to soak up everything there is to know. She wanted to expand her little world and meet new people, make new friends and that makes me proud.


First Day January 2015

And she has done all of that and more. Alice has thrived on going to preschool and the teachers have been able to give her things that I wouldn’t have been able to. They have taught her so much and helped shape her into the wonderful person that she has become. She is confident on her own and knows her own mind. She is not one of life’s followers and is happy in her desire to do something even if no one else wants to.

She is caring of the younger children and is quick to let the teacher know if someone is upset. In fact I think she just wants to be the teacher, at the final parents meetings they told me she likes to sit the little ones down and be their teacher. She turns the book round so everyone can see and she will recite the story perfectly, stopping to ask them questions. And even when they reply with an ‘ummm’, she tells them ‘well done, good answer’ and everyone is happy. It makes the teachers smile!


And today on our last walk to preschool I will be taking my time to soak it up one more time. It’s a walk that we’ve come to love and its the walk that I get tiny snippets of your day on the way home, before you get through the front door and consumed by something else.

We have the summer ahead of us and I can’t wait to have you home with us everyday, I know that Holly misses you on the days that you are at preschool. Goodness knows what she will do in September when you go to school everyday. But I am sure it will quickly become our new normal.


Or will it? I am just not sure that I will ever be happy to see you go to school. Yes, of course I want you to learn and developed, but I am really going to miss you.

You and I have become buddies and we chat, well actually you chat all day long. The days are going to be quieter without you. I know you can’t stay little forever and I know that you are more than ready for big school, but I am just not ready.

So, for now I am going to bury my head in the sand for a bit longer and enjoy these next few weeks. It’s going to be so much fun with both yours and Holly’s birthdays to celebrate and I can’t wait!


Cuddle Fairy


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  1. blabbermama
    20/07/2016 / 07:28

    Your little girl is just so precious and with a thirst to learn! I hope my little boy is keen to head off into the world although like you, I’ll probably be a bit sad at the start. Time flies so quickly! #bloggerclubuk

  2. 20/07/2016 / 08:49

    Aw bless, we have the last day tomorrow. It sounds like Alice has had an amazing time at preschool and I’m sure she’ll take school in her stride too.

  3. 20/07/2016 / 08:52

    Oh, I can imagine how emotional this is! It seems such a long way off for us, but I’m sure it’ll be here before I know it! I love the story about her sitting all the little kids down to read and then praising them when they get questions right – how cute is that?! Enjoy the summer holidays – hopefully this weather is here to stay and you can have lots of fun in the sun! #BloggerClubUK

  4. That last day at preschool is so bittersweet – we had ours last week and I was so emotional although of course Jessica was just excited to have her party and enjoyed it all. So glad to hear that Alice has enjoyed her time at preschool so much and I love the fact that she likes to be the teacher and read stories to the others – so adorable. Hope you make lots of wonderful memories over the summer and make the most of the time before Alice heads off to school. #BloggerClubUK

  5. Dean of Little Steps
    20/07/2016 / 11:45

    Oh what a mature little girl, never cried during drop-off. T was not a fan of play school, so you can imagine what the first week was like whens he was at reception. I’m sure Alice will love “big” school too 🙂 Enjoy the summer with your reception girl 🙂 x

  6. Alice Mills
    20/07/2016 / 12:08

    It’s lovely that she got on so well there, I hope her school experience is the same! I don’t think you can ever prepare for these moments – my boy is still small, but I know I’ll blink and he will be at this stage! It goes so fast. Enjoy the coming weeks together! xx

  7. They grow so fast don’t they?! Time just seems to fly past. My little one has always been a crier when getting dropped of, well, after a week of loving it and never wanting to come home he started to get very emotional about it. Your little one is just so positive and very helpful already for her age, it’s lovely that she reads to the smaller children. Hope you all have a great time during the summer holidays. We are already on ours here but the weather has just been miserable! So lots of house play and play dates.

    Jordanne ||

  8. 20/07/2016 / 13:06

    Oh lovely this was us last year – such an emotional summer. I wont lie I have never got used to Meme being in school – it doesn’t feel right being off with Harri and Meme not being with us. Although it is amazing at how much they grow and how fast they learn. Enjoy your summer lovely #bloggerclubuk x

  9. 20/07/2016 / 18:27

    I’m sure she’s going to love school and will thrive. I imagine I would hate mine going off to school too after spending most of my time with her

  10. 20/07/2016 / 19:04

    Oh my goodness they grow up so far don’t they. I know this is going to be my little one before I know it too!

  11. 20/07/2016 / 20:57

    My little girl is starting nursery school in September, I hope she enjoys it as much as Alice has done. I remember being so emotional and worried when my eldest started full time school but she adored it and is now a teen going into year 9. They grow so quick don’t they xx

  12. 20/07/2016 / 22:53

    Aww bless her. Sounds like she has thrived and flourished at nursery, which I am sure she will at school. Leaving nursery and starting school is certainly one of those milestones that you know should be exciting but at the same time is so emotional, mainly for us as parents! Hope you all enjoy the last few days as much as you can. #BloggerClubUK

  13. 21/07/2016 / 18:07

    Time really does go too fast, I don’t even want to think about school yet, but I know it’s going to be here before I know it. I hope you have a wonderful summer!

  14. 22/07/2016 / 00:15

    Oh gosh I am tearing up reading this, the end of an era huh?