Tuesday 25 July 2017

Starting school... #ad

With school uniform ordered, forms all filled in and the last day at playgroup done and dusted, I thought it was a good time to talk about how I feel about Sienna starting school. I have been asked about it so much and now that the summer holidays have officially started, I thought it seemed like the right time to do this post.

I'm going to be honest, I have been putting this off as I am quite anxious about the whole thing but I am trying my hardest not to show Sienna that or let her hear me talk about it. I am staying positive for her and she is so excited, I don't want to ruin that or let my feelings take effect on her.

starting school

I've been using my trusty Rescue Remedy when it does feel bad and I honestly swear by this stuff now! I've been popping the effervescent tablets in my bag so when I'm out and about or even just at home, I can just add one to a small bottle or glass of water. I just tell Sienna they're grown up vitamins so she doesn't know I'm worrying and they really do the trick. 

The anxiety is worse some days than others, sometimes it just hits me when I'm out and about with her. I have been trying to tell myself she'll be fine but I guess I'm anxious for a number of reasons.. one of the main ones being the thought of 'letting her go'. 

6 hours a day, 5 days a week, 5 days in a row, is a lot to be away from her when I'm not used to it. The most she has done at playgroup is 3 days a week and even then, they've never been consecutive days and can't help but worry...

I worry I won't be there to help her when she needs it or guide her on what is right. She's going to have to ask for help from someone else or guide herself. 

I worry she may feel lost.

I worry this is the last few months of having her as my 'baby'..

I worry that she will never be as carefree as she is now. 

I worry she will take on a lot more worries starting school.. about her appearance, her friends, teachers, even us, her family... maybe not straight away but within her primary school life. 

I worry she will get bullied like me and lose her self confidence.

I guess I'm just worried it's going to change her.. I just hope it will be for the better.

Rescue Remedy is available in Boots or at boots.co.uk and has a wide range available, from original droppers and sprays, to liquid melts and pastilles, so you're guaranteed to find something that suits you.

*In collaboration with RESCUE but all thoughts are honest & my own.
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