louiseWe have a great blogger guesting for us right now (Mama is a tiger) – Louise is a mum of two with a wicked sense of humour and an ability to make us laugh no matter what she is talking about. Here’s she’s reflecting on how she feels about her chicks going ‘back to school’…

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It’s a jungle out there…


For whom the school bell tolls…

DSCF3271So there we were. The uniforms bought and labelled. Bags packed and pencil cases filled. Futile attempts to get the cubs into bed before 9pm were sternly resisted.

It really was the final countdown to the return to school and neither they nor I could wait. So why was I filled with melancholy?

Cub No.2 is 4 1/2 years old. It now seems impossibly young to be sending her off into formal learning for the next 13 years. To my horror, I’ve only just realised that my eight-year-old will be heading to high school in a scant three years’ time. My head quietly exploded when that realisation sank in, I can tell you.

But still. How exciting! Learning to read and write, arts and crafts, playing. She is funny, fearless and will be in her element.

For my eldest, becoming part of the upper school, privileges unlocking as she goes, the chance to take up an instrument, running clubs and netball teams. She will relish the added responsibilities that being an older girl entails.

The possibilities for them are absolutely endless and I’m so happy for them that, as I type, the tears won’t stop.

Go and do yourselves proud. Take every opportunity offered to you and have an absolute blast.

I couldn’t be happier, we are the Three Musketeers. One for all and all for one.

Go get ’em, ladies.