Hi and welcome to my blog StressedMum and new beginnings for us all.
I will start with introducing myself, I am Sam, married to my wonderful and patient husband, and stressed mum to my pre-teen daughter who is 12, and stepmum to two wonderful boys who are 17 and 21. We also have a dog who is bonkers and a cat who is now a very old lady.
Like many others, we are just about to close one chapter of our lives, to start a new one. My daughter is in her finally couple of weeks of year 6 in Primary School, and getting ready to start her new Secondary School in September.
It is a very busy time, with final school trips, and getting ready for her class leavers assembly, and leavers prom. We never had these in my day. Dress and shoes have now been brought, after a lot of trudging around shops and changing her mind on the colour of dress she wanted, but we got there in the end.
It, is quite emotional thinking your baby is moving on, and after 7 years at her school, this is it. And this is where the questions start niggling away in your mind, will she be happy? will she be ok? On the plus side I no longer have to do school runs, although I am sure I will get the occasional cry of ‘Mum I will be late can you drive me to school’.
Then, there is the letting go stage, she is going to be wanting more freedom, I am going to be going greyer and pacing until she is home.
So as you can tell, this is going to be my journey of dealing with the ups and downs, tears and laughters of the pre-teen with all the drama that goes on in our household, and onward years.