I honestly thought it might be easier second time round, but in truth it’s not. Harder even maybe. My youngest, my little baby boy starts Primary School tomorrow. The next milestone reached seemingly so quickly, and mummy can’t quite keep up. I’m as emotional tonight, maybe more so, as I was this time last year with his big sister starting.
I thought I would do what I did with Isla last year and write a letter to Oliver on the eve of him staring big school. I hope he will be able to look back on this, and see how much I love him and how proud I am of him. I also wanted to write it for myself, as I am all to aware that as I reach these big milestones with Oliver, as my youngest, it’s the last time I will.
I can’t quite believe we are here already. It seems like only yesterday your big sister started school, and yet tomorrow is YOUR first day!
I am so proud of you, you have changed and grown so much this last year into a kind, caring, cheeky little boy whilst still retaining your fire and spark. I love watching your personality develop and your heart grow. I see you show compassion with your friends, display manners with strangers and the love you have for your sisters and family is always evident.
As you lay sleeping in your bed, I’m not sure you fully understand what tomorrow is all about. I know you’re excited, and it’s so good that you will have your big sister there to look out for you. I hope tomorrow is all that you want it to be. Fun, exciting but also challenging at times.
I think school will make you. As your mummy, I hope that school will help you develop your academic skills, your concentration, your focus and attention. But darling never loose that spark, the passion, the lust for life that you have and have fun every day!
So my little Olliepops, you’re a big boy now! You may have noticed Mummy had something in her eye today whilst she pressed your uniform and packed your school bag. Tomorrow you may even see Mummy cry. It’s not because I’m sad or upset, it’s tears of immense overwhelment, and tears of happiness and love. This day seems to have come around oh so quickly, and mummy just struggles sometimes to keep up!
I just want you to know that I can’t wait to see you grow into the amazing little boy that I know you will become, and that I love you with all my heart. You will always be my baby boy, and I will always sing you your favourite lullaby every night, like I did tonight, for as long as you want me too. I love you so much, and am so proud that you are my son.
Have a great first day at school buddy,
Lots of love forever