A Month of Lasts

A Month of Lasts

I’m rubbish at lasts. I hate them, the final goodbyes and never to be seen agains. Just hate them,

The last months have seen a few ‘lasts’, from the end of my job, the end of me being a mum to a baby as our precious Baby R evolves into a toddler to being married to a man in his 30’s! This week will be my last sports day for a few years, closely followed by the last school run, last school service, and last school disco. But the biggest last of all is yet to come as my Tween leaves primary school and walks out the door for the last time. I know I’ll be back before I know it, but it’s my lasts with my Tween, and I hate that.

So much growing up takes place in this last few weeks of primary school, where the year 6’s become too cool for school in every sense. He’s attended his secondary school transition days, been on a school residential trip and had ‘the talk’ form the school nurse.

So I’m linking in to My Captured Moment to share a photo of my boy as this week is HIS week (and to show he’s not usually the stroppy tween that yesterday’s Wicked Wednesday suggested!) I’m so going to miss my morning school run chats and the half an hour before we leave for school, when he is just the most amazing big brother, keeping Baby R in check as I run around tidying up the breakfast rush hour mess.

He really is my little confidant and I’m not ready to give him up to the big wide world he’s about to discover but I’m sure he’s be just fine. These milestones aren’t about me though, they’re his, I’ll be putting on my happy face and sharing his excitement while inside tells a different story.

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  1. Steph
    9th July 2015 / 5:42 am

    What a lovely post. I’m experiencing lasts with my little boy leaving his preschool that he’s been part of since he was 7 months old so I can almost understand how you’re feeling! I hope your Tween enjoys his last few days of primary school and the summer holidays. Best of luck to him starting secondary school!

    • 9th July 2015 / 7:42 am

      Thank you, and to you too. That 1st day at school is so special. My boys were only at their preschool for 2 years so it wasn’t too big a move but this primary school move has really knocked me for 6!

  2. 9th July 2015 / 7:48 am

    Ah such a lovely post, I went through this for the first time 3 years ago and now he has start his GCSEs, time has really frown. It is incredible watching them grow into young men, but it all seems to happen so quickly x

    • 9th July 2015 / 1:51 pm

      I know, one minute you’re walking them to school, cursing the school run the next you’re wondering what you’re going to do in the morning!

  3. Emma's Mamma
    9th July 2015 / 2:45 pm

    Oh hun, such a lovely post! It must be so emotional but don’t worry, you still have many years of firsts to come with him x #MyCapturedMoment

    • 9th July 2015 / 7:56 pm

      I know, I was just feeling very soppy when I wrote this, I’ll behave & get back to my normal cheery self asap!

  4. 10th July 2015 / 1:04 pm

    When my eldest left primary school, I was a mess for the whole of the last term! I even still had two kids at the school! I don’t think it matters which one it is, it’s a sign that they are growing up. My last child will be leaving next year. At the moment I feel very ready for it but I know full well that I will be very emotional when the time finally comes. He sounds like a little star, your boy 🙂

    • 10th July 2015 / 3:51 pm

      I was looking forward to no more school runs for a while but now it’s near the end I’m really sad x

  5. 10th July 2015 / 3:50 pm

    Thanks Izzy, I’m hoping for a summer of memories that’s for sure

  6. 11th July 2015 / 5:46 pm

    Oh, I can completely relate to this one 🙂 Although, it’ll be a while before we have another major first/last… I guess ours will be when the wee girl starts preschool in September; no more toddler at home with me, all three kids at school! It is so exciting for them, but definitely bittersweet for us!

    • 12th July 2015 / 7:57 am

      I’m a couple of years off the final last thank goodness, I know I’ll have serious empty nest syndrome when it does come though.

  7. 12th July 2015 / 6:13 pm

    Oh my gosh – you’ve made me go all goose-bumpy and I just want to cry. I’ exactly the same as you – I hate them too. I’m hopeless and emotional at everything. Only having a 4 and 2 year old, I really can’t even begin to imagine having a tween – but he looks like a lovely boy who is growing up perfectly. My 4 year old is off to big school in September though – and I have already broken down a few times!! Septembers gonna be messy!!!! Steph xxx

    • 12th July 2015 / 11:14 pm

      LOl, yes it is going to be a tough time for quite a few of us mummies! best of luck at the school gates. x

  8. 14th July 2015 / 9:41 am

    What a gorgeous photo! I’m sure there will be many tears at the school gate – I am no good with lasts either – a mix of celebrations and sadness for sure. #TwinklyTuesdays

    • 14th July 2015 / 1:04 pm

      I’m sure there will, and not just the mums! I’m trying not to think too much about it though. (sob)

  9. Heledd - Running in Lavender
    14th July 2015 / 10:05 pm

    Ah I’m welling up just reading this post!! God knows what I’ll be like when it’s one of my two leaving the comfort and security of primary school. Also, your boy is beautiful, enjoy all the amazing adventures of summer before the big day arrives in September. I wish him all the best at his new school!

    Thanks you so much for linking up to #MyCapturedMoment xx

    • 16th July 2015 / 8:32 pm

      Thanks Heledd, we’ve got 4 more school runs and its really sinking in, we chatted today about how we’re going to find time for our chats.

  10. 14th July 2015 / 10:16 pm

    Oh gosh — this makes me want to cry!! I’ve just written my ‘Siblings’ post for July, which will be published tomorrow morning, and I comment on how quickly time is flying by and how my tiny boys show glimpses of the teenagers they’ll become — even at the tender age of two years old!

    I look at that pic of your boy and see the baby that he once was — and it makes me sad!!!! I don;t want them to grow up! I wish I could bottle this time for ever and ever! Thanks so much for linking up with #TwinklyTuesday — hope to see you again next week! x

    Caro | http://www.thetwinklediaries.co.uk

    • 15th July 2015 / 12:52 pm

      I’m so sorry for making you feel sad! It’s all just over with too quickly. here’s hoping September doesn’t arrive too quickly.

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