blogtober18 nationalpoetryday Starting Nursery

Starting Nursery

Today is the day that the twins start nursery.  The thought of this day kept me going during the toughest times of 4 under 4.  I knew it wouldn’t last forever and at that point I needed to know that.  Recently though the thought of this day has been looming as an ending.  An ending to my time of having babies and an ending to my real period of SAHM.  I won’t be heading back to the office anytime soon, but will I really be a stay at home mum when there are no littles at home during the day? 
I will miss so much about this period of my life as it is really special having babies and being their everything, but I do also feel really positive about the next chapter where I am no longer at the mercy of the will of a toddler.  I mean toddlers are funny and toddlers are super cute, but they are also exhausting and all consuming.
So how will I feel today as I drop those little loves off at nursery and as they start their first adventure without me?  Well I have summed it all up in my own little ditty.
They are going to nursery;  today is the start
The start of a new chapter that might break my heart
‘The babies’, we call them; are babies no more
How will I feel as they walk through that door?
They are starting an adventure, but one without me
Its a great thing for them;  that of course I can see
So today I will smile as I wave them goodbye
Don’t tell them, but inside I might cry
8 years the house has been full of riot
Again again I have prayed for the quiet
But I’ll miss all the crazy, the noise and the fun
I’ll miss those smiles lighting my day like the sun
I’ll miss so much between 9 and 3
But I strongly suspect I might re-find ‘me’
It’s exciting, it’s scary to face something new
So here goes nothing and girls I love you!

34 thoughts on “Starting Nursery”

    1. Thanks Annette. I know it does seem just a second ago that they were actually babies. They loved nursery thank goodness and actually I felt really good about it and just enjoyed it.

  1. This poem I can definitely relate to. My youngest starts nursery next year, and I don’t want him to go. I will probably cry on the outside as well as the inside #Blogtober18

    1. I was fine in the end it was odd. I thought I would be emotional, but they were so excited I just couldn’t be. #Blogtober18

  2. Lovely photos i hope that the girls rnjoy nursery and you enjoy done if your time alone #dreamteam

  3. I’ve always though of doing #BlogTober butnever got round to it. I have done other 30 day blog challenges but really must try this one sometime #DreamTeam

  4. Wishing them and you all the best. Imagine how you will feel when they are talking about moving overseas which is the milestone I am facing right now #DreamTeam

    1. Oh my! I couldn’t even imagine that… I guess overtime I will learn to let go more and more. It is our job after all. Thanks as ever for being part of the #DreamTeam

  5. Ah what a lovely poem and so nice to see the photos of when they were teeny tiny! its such an emotional milestone, i hope they enjoy nursery

    1. They are loving it so far which is great news and if the truth be told I am rather loving my time on my own. Thank you for being on the #DreamTeam this week

    1. Thanks lovely. They really haven’t been this week – it is like they have been possessed by rather rude and hitty little monsters! #DreamTeam

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