We made it to the summer holidays but if I’m being honest it hasn’t been the relief I was hoping for. Since we picked Toby up from school at 2pm on Friday the boys have done nothing but squabble and whinge! I’m really hoping that when the end of term tiredness has worn off a bit they both settle down, otherwise it’s going to be a very long 6 weeks!
Gabe finished at his preschool on Wednesday – they had a party and then parents were asked to collect them half an hour early and the children were all given a certificate. It was actually Gabe’s last day ever at this preschool – he’s been going there since last September and has (mostly) enjoyed it. But it’s only open for 18 hours a week, and as Gabe is going to be 3 next month we will be entitled to the 30 hours funded childcare so he’s moving to a different nursery for 3 full days a week so we can take advantage of it.
I don’t normally get emotional at these things but one of the teachers was leaving after having been at the preschool for 19 years, everyone was crying and even I had a tear in my eye! Gabe wasn’t bothered though – he was just happy to get his certificate…
I was expecting tears from Toby on his last day in Reception but we didn’t have any. It was a long last week for him, and every day he was saying he didn’t want to go, and clinging to me at drop off which he hasn’t really done since the first month of school back in September. I think he’s really going to miss his Reception teacher and TA but hopefully he’s going to enjoy the challenge of Year 1 too. First though we need to make it through the holidays….