I don’t know how it’s happened but somehow my biggest little baby has started school!

They say time flies and it really is true. Just the other day I was holding her for the first time and now she’s started one of the biggest adventures of all – school!

I knew it would be a big deal for me as well, but I didn’t realize how big of a deal. I knew that I would miss her and I would have to let a piece of her go and that would be hard, but I didn’t realize that there would also be a learning curve for me.

For one, I had never had to make school lunches before. I’ve had my babies at home with me or in part time child care where food is provided. I thought it would be more simple that it was. Everything seems to be fancier and more full on with many more rules than when I was a kid, from what’s allowed to be taken to school to how it’s presented.

starting school

I also didn’t realize how much they would have sport and we didn’t have enough suitable clothing. It’s only been a few weeks and I am also surprised how many clothes she is wearing out already! And shoes. The special school shoes I bought her have not held up either.

Speaking of shoes, I also mucked up with sports shoes. She has one with laces but since she can’t do them up herself yet, they are not allowed so I had to buy some others.

We’ve also had to get used to homework and just fitting everything into a day. I can’t believe how fast the day goes for me with school to split the day up.

It’s also not as fun at home without big sister to keep everyone entertained.

There are many up sides though. She is just loving school and she is growing up so much right in front of my eyes. She has made many new friends and her confidence has grown a lot. She is also reading and writing better. All up, I’m very proud of her and it’s been exciting sharing this new journey.