Sophie starts school too, which has coincided with a massive burst of independence (alas not independent in walking, she still prefers to be carried, and is getting really heavy now!) She is enjoying school, and the first day walked in, waved goodbye to me at the door, whislt all the other parents were going in with their child, all I could do was stand on the periphery and watch her take her first steps to independence. How she has changed from that child who would not let me leave her at pre-school 18 months ago.
We are seeing how she manages school over the next few weeks, as she has the option of staying doing part-time until Christmas as she is one of the younger ones.
Alec has gone back to school minus his best friend who has moved schools. He is coping well, and is hoping to join a couple of clubs such as photography and chess. Ethan is in his final year of first school (how did that go so quick?) and is loving being back with his friends.
As for me, I am at home now, by myself for the first time in 14 years! It can get very quiet, but I have so much to keep me busy, especially with my Aisling Designs shop that has a steady flow of custom orders, and I have been finding time to create extra things to stock my shop with too.