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Back to school reflections

That’s it – school bag, PE bag and kit; and school uniform all ready to go. Ellie managed to find almost every item with Hello Kitty on it so she’s happy and I’m just happy it’s done!

school ready

Ellie’s excited to be going back to school. As for me, I just find it unbelievable that my little girl will soon be in year one and I can’t help but reflect on the last year. Not only did Ellie start school last year, she moved schools, we moved house and area, and we moved in with what is now the other half of our family; my partner and his son. It was indeed a busy year.

I’ve posted several times throughout the year about how I worried, but how Ellie consistently showed me I didn’t need to. It turns out that Ellie really is a strong little girl and literally took it all in her stride. All that said, there’s no denying the relief and pride I felt when I got her first ever school report just before the summer and it once again confirmed that Ellie really is just fine. I literally sobbed as I read some of it:

As Ellie is so friendly and positive she has made many friends and is loved by all the
members of the class. She is extremely thoughtful and polite, preferring to help others before
helping herself. She always works hard and is keen to impress her teachers.

Ellie has benefited from the love and encouragement she has received at home. She is a happy little girl and as a consequence she has developed good friendships with other children in Reception.

I am simply amazed at how Ellie has grown and changed before my eyes in the last year. The growth that Ellie has done in terms of her confidence, her knowledge and her maturity during this year has been astounding and all that was on top of the changes happening in her life. My daughter literally amazes me.

In just a few short days Ellie will move into year one to start a whole new phase and I have no doubt that she will rise to the challenge just fine. As for me, I want to make sure that I remember what a tough cookie my little girl is and that I enjoy every moment of our family life in the next year. I wonder what the next year will bring for all of us, but whatever it is I’ll try to remember that I don’t need to worry.

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