Today is your last day at preschool, I’ve just dropped you off for the last time and my heart aches. I can’t believe that we’ve got to this stage already. It only seems like yesterday that you burst into this world and completed our family.
You’ve loved preschool ever since that first day and you never cried at drop off, you were always happy to go. You’ve loved every minute of your time there and made lots of lovely friends.
The little girl you are now is very different to the one I dropped off on that first day. You’ve grown up so much, your more confident and everyone that meets you just adores you. You really are my little ray of sunshine.
Every time we arrive you head straight to the craft corner, pop your apron on and get excited about whatever you are making that day. I kiss you goodbye and walk away wondering what craft will be waiting for me in your tray at pick up.
I miss you when I get home, the house is too empty and far too quiet. I miss seeing you sat on the floor playing with your toys, I miss seeing you sat at the table making me another picture. I miss hearing your little chit chat as you go about the day and I miss you singing the latest song that you’ve learnt at preschool. I just miss you…
But I know how important it is for you to have had this time at preschool, its only 2 days a week and you love it. As we get closer to that day that you will start school, I know it was the right decision to send you. To prepare you for school and to allow you to grow and be without me.
And every single time I pick you up, you shout mummy when you see me and you can’t run to me fast enough, for me to scope you up for a cuddle. I just love it. We have a little chat about day as we drive to pick Alice up from school and I adore listening to you tell me what you’ve been doing and more importantly who was naughty that day!!!
A couple of weeks ago we had your sports day and leavers presentation and I couldn’t have been more proud of you. I will never forget the look on your little face as you walked out, searching for us in the crowd and that moment that you spotted mummy and daddy. It brings a tear to my eye just remembering it again, you were SO pleased to us and kept waving the whole time. You sat patiently on the mat waiting for your turn, knowing it would come soon as you had been practising all week. You put all your effort into each race and always with a smile on your face.
As we say goodbye to your preschool and all your teachers, it will be a sad moment. It’s a place that you’ve loved and that you feel comfortable in. You will say goodbye to some friends who won’t be following you to school and I don’t think you really understand exactly what is happening yet.
But I do know that you are excited to join your sister at school, you tell me that your too big for preschool now and I know that you are going to have the best time in September.
As for me it’s a sad day to know that I have no more little people that will be going to preschool, it’s the end of an era. Another chapter closing in our family story and whilst I have a heavy heart, I couldn’t be prouder of my little Holly and the little girl she has become. She is ready for school, even if I’m not.