Living Arrows 2018 – 36/52

So here we are.

The end of the summer holidays and the start of a brand new school year just one day away.

We’ve had a really lovely summer.  One of those wonderfully ordinary summers, full of trips to the beach and the park and other simple things that the children really enjoy.

There have been arguments and tears and scraped knees and elbows.  There have been times where we’ve all been over-tired and wound up and have over-reacted to things.

But there have also been smiles and giggles and learning to floss (the dance, not their teeth).

There have been late nights lying together in the garden watching for shooting stars.  There’s been immense pride while learning to ride a bike with no stabilisers.  There have been hours spent splashing in the sea and in the local pool.

The end of last term feels like so long ago, but at the same time the summer seems to have flown by.  I hope the children have enjoyed it as much as I have.

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This new school year is quite a big one for us.

Rhys is heading into year 3, and the Juniors, and things will start to get a bit more serious for him I think.  There are also all sorts of new opportunities for him this year though, which will be quite exciting.  I have a feeling they go on a residential trip at the end of the year which I’ll have to prepare myself for!

Nerys is making the big leap from half days at school to full days in Reception.  She’s got a shiny new Paw Patrol lunchbox that she can’t wait to take in with her.  I think she might be more nervous than she’s letting on at the moment, but once she’s back with her little gang of friends I’m sure she’ll be fine.

As for me, I’m still in a bit of denial at the moment, but I have a feeling I’ll be having a little cry on the way home from dropping them off.

It’s just a big change isn’t it.  


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  1. 03/09/2018 / 7:15 am

    When I was teaching I always thought some parents were overreacting a bit on the first day. Now I’ve got children I totally get it. I think I’ll be sobbing at the gate with the best of them when M starts school in a couple of years! I hope both of your children settle in to the new year well x #LivingArrows

    • This glorious life
      11/09/2018 / 10:14 pm

      I think it is one of those things that you don’t really get until you go through it yourself! It’s so emotional! My two have settled really well so far luckily. x

  2. 04/09/2018 / 11:21 am

    Aww lovely photos of them both. Sounds like new school year will be busy for you guys =)


    • This glorious life
      10/09/2018 / 10:07 pm

      Thank you so much, and yep I have a feeling this will be a busy year for us! x

  3. 08/09/2018 / 10:18 pm

    Oh what a big jump! I hope they’re both setting in well and that you’re coping ok too! x

    • This glorious life
      11/09/2018 / 10:07 pm

      It feels like such a big jump! They’ve both settled in really well though which is great, and I’m coping by just not thinking about it still! x

  4. 08/09/2018 / 11:37 pm

    Awww I hope drop off went okay? Monkeys moving into his last year of infants so I will be interested to hear about Juniors. Monkey is a little paw patrol mad too I hope she had fun with her friends xx

    • This glorious life
      11/09/2018 / 10:06 pm

      Nerys had a tiny wobble going in on the first day but other than that has been absolutely fine luckily! I’ve not been able to get much out of Rhys about year 3 so far, I think they’re easing them in a bit! x

  5. 09/09/2018 / 9:27 pm

    I hope they’ve settled in ok at school this week. My youngest started too and I can’t cope with having no little ones at home x

    • This glorious life
      11/09/2018 / 10:04 pm

      They’ve settled in really well luckily! It’s a really strange feeling being home all day without them though! x

  6. 09/09/2018 / 11:15 pm

    It sounds like you had a really lovely summer – I hope they both had a good first week back at school x #LivingArrows

    • This glorious life
      11/09/2018 / 10:03 pm

      We really did have a lovely summer! And we’ve been lucky and things have gone pretty smoothly with back to school so far! x

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