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The Ordinary Moments | School Applications


So this week we received a letter to tell us that it’s time for us to apply for Evie school place for next September. Of course I knew this was coming but it still hits you, she’s my baby she can’t nearly be old enough for school, can she?!

I realise it’s still nearly a year away but we all know how fast a year flies by, she’ll be going to big school before I know it. And she was just a teeny tiny baby a few weeks ago, right?

She currently goes to preschool two full days a week and we’ve had a real nightmare getting her to settle. She is much better now but still gets teary about it and asks us not to make her go 🙁 Hopefully she’ll be much more settled by next September or it’ll break my heart having to leave her in tears not just two but five times a week!

I don’t remember feeling like this with Max, he was more that ready for school and so excited about it. I guess because he’s my eldest I just felt differently about him starting school, with Evie being my baby I feel really protective over her.

I’ve been putting off applying since the letter arrived earlier in the week but as I’m sat here writing this I’ve opened another tab and I’ve just completed her application *gulp*. At least it’s done now and we can forget about it until April at least when places are announced!


Thanks for reading.

Linking up with: The Ordinary Moments, KCACOLS


  1. October 9, 2016 / 7:50 am

    Awww just thinking about this makes me a lil sad to know it’s something I’ve got to expect in years to come lol. At the same time it’s such a exciting time for them, as they can better develop into their own, and start to make new friends. I feel she’ll be fine by next year 🙂 I hope she gets into the school you wanted xxx

  2. October 9, 2016 / 2:00 pm

    Hopefully you can not think about it for a while now the application is done. It’s still such a long way off really x

  3. October 9, 2016 / 3:42 pm

    I’ve just done the same. I’ve only just got used to her going to nursery two mornings a week let alone school. Cry. Hope it all goes well for you and you get your choice.

  4. October 9, 2016 / 3:43 pm

    This was me last year with Alice and I just didn’t want to admit that she would be starting school. I think because she had only just turned 3 when the forms all arrived, it just all felt too early. I know I am going to be even worse next year when its time to fill them out for Holly. I think your right it seems harder to let go of your youngest, there will be no one home during the day and that seems hard to get my head around. x #theordinarymoments

  5. October 9, 2016 / 5:31 pm

    Ahh I sympathise, we have had the same! Just when I’m finally getting over the emotional turmoil of Eva starting school this time, along comes the reminder that Meggy will be starting next year! I did the application on line and then put it to the back of my mind, I’m so not ready to start thinking about that!! #KCACOLS

  6. October 9, 2016 / 6:12 pm

    Oh gosh, this still seems so far away for me, but it’s not really – we’re really not that far off! I can totally relate, my son still seems so little, and is tiny compared to other kids his age, so I’m sure I’ll feel the same. Hope you can put it out of your mind and she’ll seem that much older and ready for it by the time it all comes around. #KCACOLS

  7. October 9, 2016 / 7:23 pm

    We are having a little problem with pre school settling too; I really hope she enjoys school once she starts and settles well:) #TheOrdinaryMoments x

  8. October 9, 2016 / 7:23 pm

    We are having a little problem with pre school settling too; I really hope she enjoys school once she starts and settles well:) #TheOrdinaryMoments x

  9. October 9, 2016 / 7:44 pm

    Oh gosh all the feels. I imagine our letter is coming any day now for LL and I am so not ready for it. Even though I have another ‘baby’, LL still very much feels like my baby and I am not ready for her for her to go to school- I just wish time would slow down a bit! x

  10. October 9, 2016 / 7:44 pm

    We’ve got our letter for Elma too, and while I’m not too worried about where she’s going to school, I just can’t quite believe that that my teeny tiny little baby is almost old enough for school – how on earth did that happen!

  11. October 9, 2016 / 9:23 pm

    Eeeekkk how exciting but scary too. It flies by doesn’t it? You think when you hold that teeny fresh baby you will have forever and suddenly its time for school! It seems like 2 mins ago I did Megans and she started school this yr..CRAZY! Good luck and hope you get your 1st place x #ordinarymoments x

  12. October 11, 2016 / 6:56 am

    I know exactly what you mean. I felt totally ok with my eldest when he started school but now the forms have arrived for my youngest I am in denial about it. I can’t believe he is ready to start school next September he’s not old enough!

    Thank you for linking up to #KCACOLS and I hope to see you back again on Sunday x

  13. October 11, 2016 / 1:01 pm

    I can remember this day so clearly with my eldest and she is now in year 1! She had a hard time settling at pre-school too but thankfully school has been ok. I am sure Evie will too. If only we could freeze time! x

  14. October 13, 2016 / 1:25 pm

    I remember this! Now my eldest is going to senior school and I have to apply by the end of October! She gets her 11+ result on Friday and it’s all just too much! Feeling old and overwhelmed!! #KCACOLS

  15. October 13, 2016 / 8:32 pm

    I’ve got this to come next year, I’m trying not to think about it! It must be rewarding, seeing them spread their wings, but I’m not ready for my baby to grow up just yet! #KCACOLS

  16. October 14, 2016 / 5:57 am

    The application for my youngest hasn’t yet come through, but I know it only a matter of days and I’m dreading it! #KCACOLS