Harry starts Nursery.

This week Harry started Nursery. It’s actually called playgroup but to me that means he parents stay and they don’t here so to me that’s nursery.

In theory he doesn’t have to go nursery because I am a stay at home mum but we have taken Harry to parties and other places and he doesn’t interact with anyone until it’s time to leave. Plus his speech is no what it should be at this age (I’m not hugely concerned) but I think being at Nursery with other children and other adults will improve these aspects. And I get a little time to clean, blog and rest 🙂

I was so worried on Tuesday thinking that he would make a fuss because every time we talked about it, he was really eager, until we said that he had to leave me.

He squeezed my hand so tight but the lady stood at the door and encouraged him in. He turned to me, gave me a kiss and went in. The day went so fast for me, I felt I hardly got anything done. When I picked him up he was sitting very sweetly on the mat (the cutest thing ever) and when he saw me he shouted “Mama” and ran to me with los of cuddles and kisses. It was the best feeling 🙂

I dropped him off for his second day and I was feeling a lot more positive, thinking I can get lots of blogging done. But he asked me to pick he up and he held me so tight. The lady just grabbed him off me and took him through and that’s when I heard him burst into tears. Completely broke my heart 🙁 I know he will be OK but there is always that little bit of you saying “what if he needs me? What if they can’t settle him? Will he hate me for leaving him?” Silly I know but he’s my baby.




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13 Responses to Harry starts Nursery.

  1. Kim Carberry says:

    Aww! Massive hugs to you. It so hard but you did the right thing leaving him. I’m sure he will be fine….My eldest used to cry every day when I left her. When I went to pick her up she a lot happier…. Good luck!

  2. Dean B says:

    Aww, don’t worry I’m sure little Harry will settle down soon. I need those words too actually – my little T hasn’t settled yet at “big-school”. She still cries, but the cries are getting shorter and her teacher says, she stops as soon as she enters the classroom. But it still breaks my heart each time it happens 🙁 #loudnproud.

  3. Caroline (Becoming a SAHM) says:

    Aww huge hugs, Monkey starts at playgroup 2 afternoons a week in January, he could start in November as soon as he is 2 1/2 but we are pushing it back a little because of the baby arriving in Nov. I know it will be good for him but I have the same worries about it and worry that he will get so upset at being left there…. I know it will be a huge transition for us and I know there will be tears! We will get through it though and I am sure you and Harry will too, and it will be good for him 🙂 xx #loudnproud

  4. redpeffer says:

    I have two opposites-one child never enjoyed nursery and doesn’t like school, while my youngest loves nursery. It will be OK, he will be fine. If you’re worried though, speak to the teachers and ask them how he is once he’s actually inside-most times they’re happily playing after a minute or two.

  5. Le Coin de Mel says:

    I can’t believe your little one is starting nursery already! Time flies! #WotW

  6. Oh no 🙁 there’s nothing worse than seeing them upset and also how upset you feel. I’m hoping in a few weeks this all will be a distant thing and he realises how much fun it is. Big love to you as you’ll feel sadder than him – bet he was fine after a few mins!! xxxxx

  7. Ah, this must be so hard. Boo was always fine at nursery and now school, but I’ve a feeling it’ll be a very different story with my Little Man. As Beth says, I’m sure it’s just you feeling sad and he’s having a good time! Hope it gets easier soon x Thanks for sharing with #WotW

  8. Aww it’s not easy, I’ve been on the other side of the door as the practioner and 9 times out of 10 they are fine within a few minutes. I’m sure he’s been having lots of fun x #WotW

  9. Louisa says:

    There is nothing worse than leaving them at nursery. I’m sure he will settle in very soon. x

  10. Its always leave a crying child in school. Mine always cry on our first week in preschool and its heartbreaking. But I put on a brave face. I know he needs to know that it will be okay and I will always go back for him no matter what. #wotw

  11. It is hard, isn’t it? But he will be fine, and it will be brilliant for him x #WotW

  12. Notmyyearoff says:

    It’s so so hard to let them go and I struggled with it last year when it was all new to him. He will love it once he settles in but it’s a gradual thing I found. Even after a year Z will say he doesn’t want to go.

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