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5 September, 2016

You can go now, mummy

“You can go now, mummy”.

What a phrase to hear from your five year old girl.

Lately, I have been telling Olivia that, I am going to miss her when she go back to school. She said, “It’s okay mummy.  I am only at school and I am not going anywhere without you. I will be learning new things. I want to be an Engineer when I get big. I want to make trains and fix the broken ones.  I want to make cars too and all the big machines.  So that’s the dream and I need to pack my overly dramatic emotions.

Today, Olivia is back to school.  She is in Year ONE and that is marked as a big milestone for her. “I’m a proper big girl, now” , she said.  Yes, she  is a big girl, but where is that going to leave me? I am happy and excited for her but, I will miss her.  You see? I still can’t help myself.  There has to be a drama.

I did not even want to leave her in her classroom.  I was hanging around making sure she is okay.  She looked at me and said ““You can go now, mummy, I’m okay here”.  She is definitely okay.  I am not.  It’s not just me, right? I walked away with heavy feet. But, I am also clinging to this quote:

“You’re off to Great Places!
Today is your day!
Your mountain is waiting,
So… get on your way!”

― Dr. Seuss, Oh, The Places You’ll Go!

Off you go, sweetheart.  Catch those dreams.

Little Hearts, Big Love
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7 Comments

  • Kim Carberry

    Aww! Bless you! Sending hugs….It’s hard being a parent.
    I hope Olivia has a wonderful time at school…..

    5 September, 2016 at 12:32 pm Reply
  • Louise (Little Hearts, Big Love)

    Love those photos Melody. I felt quite sad at my big girl going to school for the first time today. I didn’t quite get the “you can go now Mummy” response but it was quite clear that she was happy and ready for me to leave her at school. Love that Olivia wants to be an engineer when she is older and to make trains, cars and big machines – that’s a fab ambition to have. Thank you for linking up to #ftmob and hope you’re not finding the first day at school too hard x

    5 September, 2016 at 1:29 pm Reply
  • Dean of Little Steps

    I’m exactly the same! My husband does too. If we could just have our daughter stay at home with us, we would. I can’t believe Olvia is in Year 1 ! already. Then again, T is in year 2 How on earth did that happen? I need time to slow down just a little bit #ftmob

    5 September, 2016 at 1:56 pm Reply
  • Mel

    Oh bless her, such a big girl! My little girl started year 1 today as well and she love every minute of it. In fact, she was desperate to go back to school so I’m glad it went well.

    5 September, 2016 at 8:39 pm Reply
  • Crummy Mummy

    BB started in year one too this week – it’s amazing how quickly they grow! #ftmob

    8 September, 2016 at 12:33 pm Reply
  • mirari

    that’s great that she’s excited about going to school, you’ll miss making all the crafts and journeys…

    11 September, 2016 at 3:57 am Reply
  • Tara

    Beautiful post. What a lovely thing that she’s so happy and confident at school though. You should be proud, you’ve given her the skills she needs to thrive 🙂

    12 September, 2016 at 5:17 am Reply
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