A Letter to Max as You Start School

Dear Max,

You started school last week so I just wanted to write down a little about it and how it all went. Chloe is having a little nap so I’m writing this in the house. it is far too quiet after a busy and noisy summer with you and your sister at home. I knew starting school was a big thing but it didn’t hit me just quite how big of a deal it all is. I felt much more emotional about it all than I thought I would. Dropping you off left me with tears in my eyes; how could you look so big and grown up, but still so tiny, all at the same time? It was different to dropping you at nursery school. It is just the end of an era. No more just us being at home or taking trips during the week. You’re now a school boy!

You were fine, though. You waltzed right in and looked for your peg. Got out your water bottle and had a look around. You went straight to the puzzles that were out and we got you settled. You friend arrived and then Chloe and I said goodbye. Your first day of school had started.

I felt so nervous into the big lead up to it; would you make lots of friends? Would you eat your school dinner? Would you get too exhausted from the schedule? I was a bit of a wreck that morning you were there for the first time. You were so happy about going to school, though, and loved wearing your uniform. Seeing you in a little shirt and tie was just too cute. Such a handsome boy.

I just wonder what kind of memories you will make. I have happy memories of being in primary school and silly little things my friends and I would do in the playground. I hope you make so many happy memories at school. I hope you are a good friend to those in your class. I hope that you will always stay as kind and generous and chilled out as you are now. I hope that you have such fun and love to learn. I am pretty sure you will thrive on it, especially when you’ll be able to read ‘what the words are’ on your Mario game. You will learn so many wonderful things that will set you up to make your own place in the world. I wonder what your passions will become and where your strengths and weaknesses will lie. The world really is your oyster!

From one of your favourite books, Oh the places you’ll go…:

“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who’ll decide where to go…” Dr. Seuss

I love being your mother and I am so proud of who you are. Good luck my precious boy.

Mummy x


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