2nd of September already, wow. My little girl started FS2 today, I’m so proud of her. Starting school/nursery have always been a sensitive subject for me which I sometimes believe more than others. It’s just the mommy guilt of being a working mother I guess. But this year was definitely the easiest one so far. We dropped off without any tears (neither from Nilia nor me!). But I gotta tell you, this is not an easy process.
I remember when I first dropped Nilia off to her nursery, that was one difficult period of my life. I cried myself to sleep 2 weeks before she started and I think the entire first 2 weeks when she started the nursery. I just couldn’t let go and was so depressed about going back to work. But leaving her at home with a nanny was not an option for me. Having Nilia at a nursery playing with other children and surrounded by educated people was a much better choice for me. To be honest, I would still send her off to nursery even if I would be a stay at home mom, but I would just reduce the hours. I believe it’s important for kids to socialize and play with other children.
So I just wanted to send out a note to all the “first time nursery/school” mamas out there who has that anxiety lump in their chest which is about to burst into tears any second. It will be fine. Believe me the anxiety and separation you’re feeling is more about you than your kid. They will adopt and have so much more fun at the nursery/school than home with you lol 😂. So let go and have some well-deserved “me” time. Hang in there, you will all feel how this choice is the right choice when you see how happy your kid (eventually within a week or so) is. So hang in there mamas, just hang in there.