5 Totally Selfish Reasons I Am Not Ready For School

5 Totally Selfish Reasons I Am Not Ready For School

Ok I am the first person to admit that the thought of my eldest baby starting school in September sends me into sheer panic. When I have my logical thinking head on I know that she will enjoy the new adventure and she is so ready for it. But when I’m alone with my thoughts I know I am 100% not ready for it. For every pro I can find 2 totally selfish reasons as to why I am not ready for school.

Point number 1:

5 days is a lot of days. That is 5 days without my Little S! I’ve never been away from her for 5 full(ish) days. But that also means 5 days of having to set an alarm (just incase they decided to sleep in!). No more lazy PJ weekdays for us!

Point number 2:

It is going to take a lot of organisation. From Sunday night through to Thursday night I am going to have to be on my A game. Getting everything ready the night before and every morning will become a rush! What if we want to stay up late playing in the garden?

Point number 3:

Holidays are going to become all the more expensive and days out will always have to be on the busy days like school holidays or weekends! No more quiet days out for us on Mondays and Tuesdays.

Help, I'm Not Ready For School

Point number 4:

I’m not ready to make small talk in the playground or have other peoples children round my house for play dates. Nor am I am ready to have to throw a birthday party every year for the whole class! All these children carry germs and I’m not ready for Little S to be exposed to them 5 days a week.

Point number 5:

And the last one for now. I don’t want Little S going to school and having too much fun without me. How will I cope with the FOMO? Who will be home to tell me I’m beautiful (or ugly without my makeup) and hug me when I’m feeling sad? What if the weekends aren’t enough time with her? What if she doesn’t even want to spend time with me at the weekend?

So yeah, if anyone knows a way I can part home school, then holla! I am not ready for school. Selfish I know, but I will just miss my Little S sooooo much! Tips for us parents, on coping with their child starting school?



  1. Veronika
    May 21, 2018 / 11:01 pm

    I can completely relate. Especially the germ exposure! Ugh

  2. May 21, 2018 / 11:11 pm

    Oh god. The school germs! I do not miss them in the slightest! X

  3. May 21, 2018 / 11:42 pm

    Oh me too my daughter starts in September! I think you can ask the school for a part time place.

    • Amy
      May 22, 2018 / 7:54 am

      Oh really? I haven’t ever heard of that! I’ll check it out, thank you

      • Sarah
        May 23, 2018 / 9:51 am

        They usually go part time for the first few weeks up to a month at some schools. If you feel she’s not settling you can request longer part time before she’s there all day.
        To be honest with you that feeling of them not wanting to spend time with you etc, never goes away. I’m having similar feelings, obviously all mine are grown up and either live elsewhere or attached to their Xbox 24/7. I’m at my happiest when they’re all round the table making a noise and eating me out of house and home. So I’m afraid your feelings will never go away. Just proves what a lovely mum you are

  4. May 22, 2018 / 10:31 pm

    Totally agree, point number two is hard. Noah currently attends half days of school (a perk that you get in our area if your child turns 4 before December) and whilst I still have a whole morning to get organised it’s a pain trying to remember everything!

  5. May 25, 2018 / 11:24 am

    Nodding my head along with theses points. Even though I already have one in school already my youngest is starting school in September and I am just not ready!! Really can’t imagine my little shadow not being with me throughout the week. Good luck to you when the time comes.

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