After the long summer holidays, the girls are back to school and we are all adjusting to our new routine. Lauren started kindergarten yesterday with her new class and new teacher, Mr Agnew. Many of her old friends from Prep started Kindergarten at different schools or in different classes, so she was disappointed not to see them after the long holiday. Jocelyn restarted pre-prep but also with mainly new children; I think she missed her sister, who was no longer in Prep.
Both girls were a bit nervous at first, surrounded by the unfamiliar. However, by the afternoon they seemed to have settled in as reports at coming home time were good. This was a real relief for us as parents – we’re aware of the number of changes that they’ve faced over the last 18 months or so and that as a family we could all do with a bit of stability now.
To give them some stability, we are going to have just one nanny who is going to stay with us for the foreseeable future. The girls get on really well with her; we have been very lucky. Our previous nannies, who could only do part time or casual work for us this year, will still see them on the occasional weekend.
I’m going to invite some of Lauren’s little friends that she misses around for some play dates, to ease her into the transition better. Jocey will be pleased to see them too – she loved playing with “the big girls”!
At least there will be no more house moves for some time.