Thursday, 2 May 2013

Disappointment happens

For the last week or so I have been meaning to blog but have just not been able to put the words on here that I wanted.

We didn't get either of our 1st two choices of schools for our youngest.  We did get our 3rd choice which is a very good church school but it involves getting to school by car, we had hoped to be able to walk.  We have gone on a waiting list at the church school in the town but I don't hold out much hope of getting a place.  So mentally I have been going through the thought processes of how to get to school - walking is just not feasible,  so I am hoping if the weather isn't too bad we will cycle maybe two days of the week just so we don't use the car too much.  Also we will park a little bit away from the school so that we do have a little bit of a walk before and after school.

I can't believe in a few months time my little one will be going to big school.  It is all rather frightening and I am not sure how I really feel about it all.  I have mixed emotions.  It seems like one chapter is coming to an end and another is just about to begin but with lots of uncertainty at the moment.  I know deep down that  it is just a change in routine and we will work into our new routines and they will become our everyday routine.  I am sure over time little one will cope with school just as he has preschool.

Still not sure I am putting this how I want but I have so many thoughts going through my head at the moment.  Sorry if you are reading this and hoping to find my usual happy post with some knitting involved - I am still knitting.


  1. Oh no, I'm so sorry :-( Which school is he going to? I was worried that Harry would get allocated further away, but luckily he got into our closest, which is also a good school.

    I'm starting to really look forward to him starting – he seems to be getting more 'ready' by the day (practising letters, asking about birth and death and families!) so I think he'll really enjoy it. Making the most of his freedom before then though!

    1. Josh is going to Saltford Primary. It is about 3 miles from where we live. We had hoped to get him into the local church school but that is very oversubscribed! I think Josh is ready for school, not sure that I am though!

    2. Ouch that is a long way to travel with him :-(

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  3. Oh, I am sorry - that must be such a huge disappointment. You may yet get a place at the school you wanted though - people move about and change their minds. Keeping everything crossed that whatever happens, you can all manage the transition and find it all works out once you start going.