Today my baby boy starts nursery. He still feels too little. He is still very much the baby of the family but will soon be a big brother. Although he talks far more than Paige did at his age he still seems so small. I think maybe because Paige was already a big sister at this point so she just seemed so much bigger and older.
Last week Parker had two settling in sessions and is doing really well. He has cried both times once I've left but has settled after a couple of minutes and a cuddle with his key worker.
He will only be doing three mornings a week, much the same as Paige at the same age. It will mean that once Paige starts school next week I will have a couple of months without any children at home. I'm not sure what I'm going to do, I rarely have any child free time. Of course this will only be for a couple of months and then when baby girl comes it will mean we have a few hours each week together which will be lovely. I think it's so important to have some one on one time with all your children. In those first few weeks I imagine the time Parker spends at nursery will mostly be used for catching up on sleep!
It will be so strange to not have Parker at home with me all the time, that's what we are both used too but I know he will love nursery. He can get messy, have loads of fun and play with loads of new friends. I'm sad that my baby boy is growing up and I have cried many tears but its time. He is ready for some independence.
Now, to figure out how I'm going to spend my 12 child free hours a week!