Wednesday, 2 September 2009

Bad Mummy ruins back to school day!

Today was Mia's first day back at school, she's now in class 2 and i can't believe how quickly her first school year flew by, this was her exactly one year ago to the day, fresh and ready to start her school career...



This time last year she cried all the way to school , sobbing , sniffing and clinging to my limbs refusing to go into that big busy classroom without me. This lasted for 4 whole weeks and i didn't think she would ever settle, that is why today was so momentous for us, she happily strolled from the car to the school gates and before i could give her a good luck kiss she was off playing with all her class mates whom she had missed so much over the holidays and she hardly even glanced at me when the whistle blew for her to line up and enter her new classroom. I should have been pleased as punch, but although i was proud of how far she had come i was also sad that my little girl was growing up so quickly and becoming so independent, not needing me in the way that she had before, i suppose i better toughen up because I'll have to go through it all again next September when Sofia starts big school and before i know it the twins will be needing a uniform too.

As usual i left everything until the last minute and i only purchased Mia's uniform yesterday! I made a mad dash to M&S and got her absolutely everything from underwear to shoes and shirts, i even bought her the most gorgeous school coat ever and this morning when she was all dressed up she looked absolutely amazing in it. Last year i made the mistake of buying all her uniform from the school, only to discover i had paid a fortune for shirts that shrink and cardigans that fade after two wash cycles!

We had a little bit of drama last night when Mia still on holiday mode refused to go to bed, this carried on with me up and down the stairs trying and failing to get her to sleep until it had gone 10pm and i had lost my patience. I stormed up the stairs and gently flung her onto her bed, only for her to bounce back and catch her lip on the side of the bed! I promise i was very gentle and i was completely horrified and guilt ridden, i cried, she cried and i had visions of social services banging down my door!! Me dramatic never, anyway she was absolutely fine this morning, but i wasn't, i didn't get a wink of sleep worrying about her and feeling so guilty, i don't think I'll be winning mother of the year anytime soon, but lesson learned - keep my cool. So after last nights events i have been trying to compensate with lots of ice cream, banana and custard and lots of pink milk, i feel awful, like it has ruined my fresh new start to the school year. This has put me on a downer all day, sitting in the house watching the rain trickling down the windows eating industrial sized packets of biscuits with tea, trying to make myself feel better!

18 comments:

  1. You have the back to school funk.

    I have it, too, and I did no flinging. I've been overcompensating completely as well, and now both kids are behaving terribly. I'm having a post-back to school crackdown tomorrow.

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  2. Mwa - I love that terminology "Back to school funk", i'm hoping i'll feel better tomorrow but your right all the overcompensating dose their behaviour NO favours x

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  3. In one weeks time she will have forgotten completley and you will remember that the memories made between now and then are more important anyway!

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  4. Aww she looks lovely in her uniform! Oh and I've done that with toddler, he was refusing to put his shoes on at a friend's house one afternoon and as I pulled him towards me he flung himself back and hit his head on the corner of their table and split his head open. It was awful!!! I'm sure she'll have forgotten all about it tho, sounds like she's having loads of fun with her school friends!

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  5. She had "Sunday night Itus" - my daughter goes back tomorrow and I have the same issues right now. All parents get it "not perfect" sometimes and it is a difficult and stressful but don't beat your self up over it. I bet you feel worse than she does. She will bounce back and then use the "that's the night you split my lip" moment when she can (unintentionally) embarrass you the most!!!! Good friends will understand that too and ignore it!

    Take solace in many mums with kids going back to school experiencing the same thing in their homes to :0) (wish me luck!!)
    x

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  6. Insomniac- Thanks hun x

    Pippa - Aw that's lovely, your right i'll have to remember that tomorrow before i begin to weep into my brew :)

    Laura - Thank you! Ahh bet that was awful but we aren't perfect and they are enough to send you round the bend, glad i'm not alone:) She is having a ball at school and i think she's forgotton already, kids they're so fickle one chocolate ice cream and they're yours :)

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  7. Kellogsville - ohh poor you whishing you lots of luck and remember count to ten (that's where i went wrong) :)
    Your right though, i know even though she seems to have forgotton all about it she'll drop me right in it when i least expect - kids!

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  8. Don't feel bad, they're very good at playing up when they know something dfferent is about to happen. I get those moments too when I'm wracked with guilt about how I've dealt with the children (usually losing my patience quickly!), I hope Mia's enjoying her first week!

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  9. The Dotterel - Ahh thank you, that's very sweet of you even if i do look like i've been dug up ( i was aneamic back then) :)

    Whistlejacket - I know they must sense change and unfortunatley patience is a virtue that was not bestowed upon me! She's loving her first week thanks and she even likes her new teacher too :)

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  10. Oh bless you! Don't feel so bad, we've all been there and done that. Tell you what, I'll finish off these custard creams that I have here in honour of you

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  11. Oh you poor thing. That's awful for you. Don't feel bad - keep eating the biscuits and there's an award for you over at mine to cheer you up! Enjoy and Happy Friday. :-)

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  12. My little boys starts reception next week, I'm so gonna cry when I see him all dressed up in his uniform for the first time. Is that you in the picture? You look so young!

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  13. Forgive yourself. I've done something like that. Only last night at 10pm I told my refusing-to-sleep 6 year old daughter that she could do her own thing I was going to bed. Then she played in her room for a while and I have to admit I left her too it. So don't feel too bad.

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  14. Me again, I've tagged you for an award over at mine. Just realised that Hot Cross Mum has tagged you too which must mean you are double fabulous!

    http://bit.ly/9eWz6

    x

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  15. there's an award for you over at mine xo

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