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Mar 17, 2015

First Day at School

So its actually day two
Ella Marie is one and a half and on Monday she started her education journey.
Unlike other countries, Sweden once again is incredibly pedagogic when it comes to starting day care.
We the parents have to be at the school with our little ones for at least three days.. we shadow them and make sure that the transition isnt abrupt.

I have worked in preschools so i've been on the other side of the fence,
I know that the best thing a parent can do really is just be there and be boring,
let the teachers find a connection with our babies, let them play with you little one, help feed them, rock them to sleep..
let them find each other in the safety and assurance that mummy or daddy or both are right there in the background.
Many have been asking me how ellas first day went,
I find it hard to five a straight answer,
the truth is it went super well,
and thats what makes it super hard

I prayed that she would feel at home and build that connection with her teachers
that she would feel comfortable enough to nap there from the first day,
my little one can be a major introvert, she can be shy and not say a word for hours if she feels uncomfortable,
i was worried, so worried

well it went great, she played all day
she interacted with the other kids
she cuddled her teachers,
she ate by herself
she feel asleep in teachers arms, woke up and wouldn't even let daddy hold her
she basically had the best time and didnt cry once

When they cut her umbilical cord an invisible cord remained
that cord was stretched even further this week,
she waved goodbye at me without a hint of sadness
she didn't need mummy or daddys cuddles to find solace
she was confident and not my little baby anymore..
sigh
talk about bitter sweet

3 comments:

  1. Extra hugs coming your way...can you imagine how this played out when we were kids and walking away from Mom/Dad...bittersweet for sure...Ella is a reflection of her parents...you all have done well

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  2. Aww, mummy! Congratulations to you all. It is all a sign of how secure she is in your loving relationship, and how much God has blessed you. Well done on getting through Day Two. It gets easier and you'll feel more and even more proud of her with each passing day.
    xxx

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  3. Henan beat me to it, as that is exactly what was on my mind reading your blog. Ella has your humanity traits and should continue this way, as she would not know when mummy or daddy would one day have to travel without her for work. Remember every child of the family lived through that - and very trying days too. Hopefully not for her.... Good Job and well done to her!

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