All Change

Five years ago I was very pregnant – my due date just one day away – and waiting impatiently for my little boy to arrive. He finally made his appearance two weeks later and changed my world completely. For two years I had him at home with me, then he went to playgroup, and then nursery school, where he spent almost two school years. Yesterday was his first day in reception class at primary school and it feels both normal and huge at the same time. He’s so ready for school and I’m looking forward to¬†all the things he will learn and do. He doesn’t look too small to be there, he looks just right and it makes me really proud to see him in his uniform.

This morning my daughter started back at nursery after the summer holidays (“But I will miss you mummy!”) and I feel a bit strange being without them both after 7 weeks of their constant company. I need to reset myself into “term time” mode.

It can be a bit hard to find an identity outside of “provider of meals and clean clothes” and “doing the school run”. Who am I again? I’ve spent five years being needed and being mummy and sometimes it feels like I’m not “me”, and that I am entirely “mummy”. I need to write on here more often; this has always been something that is just mine, and I miss it.

 

 

8 thoughts on “All Change

  1. Doris Bradshaw says:

    I have been a follower of your blog for about 6 years. I know you are a busy Mom and wanted to let you know that I have missed your blog. Children grow so fast. Thanks for updating us. Get your groove back!

  2. Jo Berreen says:

    Change is so hard! It doesn’t stop- my baby is now 23 with his first real job and moved out with his lovely girl. Luckily my girl has a couple more years of study to go! But the whole- who am I if not a Mum is high in my mind! Enjoy these years – they are over so fast!!

  3. I’m glad to see you are blogging again. I’ve missed your happenings and lovely photos. I can’t believe that Tiny Tin Bird is starting school. It seems such a short while ago that you were just entering the world of motherhood. I’m sure you will handle this stage of your life as you have always – with courage and honesty.

  4. I\’m glad to see you are blogging again. I\’ve missed your happenings and lovely photos. I can\’t believe that Tiny Tin Bird is starting school. It seems such a short while ago that you were just entering the world of motherhood. I\’m sure you will handle this stage of your life as you have always – with courage and honesty.

  5. Blogging is definitely something that helps enormously with the “needing to be Me” thing that happens some years into Motherhood. I first started blogging when Little Lady was 3 and doing mornings at nursery whilst my 5 year old was off in school. It was my morning routine after the school and nursery drop-off and it became very important to me very quickly because it gave my days such focus and creativity. I hope you find your balance, I’m sure it won’t take you long xxxxxxxxxx

  6. Good luck finding your balance and new routine. Lovely to see you blogging again. I love popping by to admire your work. I recently worked with your colour kit from Wool Warehouse and Lucy’s interlocking ripple blanket pattern, it has to be my most favourite blanket ever! Enjoy each new day as it comes with the children they grow too fast! Happy creating Gez. (I’ve just discovered your on IG, hope you don’t mind if I say, hi :0)

  7. Yes come back when you can you know there are many of us here who fit it in when can dow love seeing your posts even if I dont always comment. The years go so fast…..xoxo

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