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Nearly the end & starting school……


I can’t believe that in just over 2 months Harry starts school. I am literally dumbfounded. I just don’t know where the last 5 years have gone! I know in my heart he is sooooo ready. Its all we talk about. He wears his uniform every single day and carries his new school bag everywhere. Then he discovered what a tuckshop is, and now its one of the major draw cards for him wishing away the time until he can finally just “get into that classroom!!”. I don’t know how, but the idea of a school tuck shop has never come up before, and he sat with his mouth hanging wide open as I explained. “So, lemme get this straight”, he said “I just get to take my pocket money to school, and go to a SHOP thats IN the school and buy food??!!!! Like pies? And sammiches? And Drinks?!!! All by myself?!!!! Thats Crazy!!” On the Prep Open Day last week, he actually had to confirm it with the teacher! Like it couldn’t possibly be true!

I feel so incredibly sad that our days together are coming to an end. I don’t want to feel sad, I want to share his excitement and nerves, but its so hard!  I know he will eat that classroom alive. That he will absorb every single thing that comes his way. That he will wow my socks off with all he learns. But he has been by my side for so long, what will I do without him?! Who will speak for him and watch over him for those hours he is not by my side!? I know perfectly well that he can do these things for himself now, and although my heart is heavy, I am also pretty excited to watch him grow and add to the amazing little human he already is.

My sweet, hilarious, gentle, strict rule abiding, skinny for his age, incredibly smart little bookworm. I plan on savouring and enjoying every single second until that first day of school starts……


  • alyda - oh my goodness he is so cute. almost makes me want kids.ReplyCancel

  • todd - awesome post el.. go harry! (i mean, don’t go harry!).. oh & nice pics too :)ReplyCancel

  • marina - Oh El, for me that bittersweet day is still three years away but I think about it already! Beautiful words and simply beautiful images xxReplyCancel

  • Kristy - How sweet he is a gorgeous young boy that will always have his mummies heart xReplyCancel

  • Kristy - Bless him. How sweet he is a gorgeous young boy that will always have his mummies heart xReplyCancel

  • Robyn Geering - My beautiful big girl turns 13 in just over a week. Such a mix of feelings when your babies hit these big mile stones. I am just trying to breathe my way through, and stop myself from hyperventilating lol.

    You boy is just so gorgeous.ReplyCancel

  • Kylie Verdouw - These are gorgeous El. I love his freckles and your processing is stunning.ReplyCancel

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