A New Chapter

Tomorrow my baby girls are off to nursery for the first time ever. At the grand age of two years and nine months, they will be left with someone other than grandparents and their aunty. I have no idea how they’ll react, or how I will. But I definitely feel it’s for the best.

I’m talking like they’re going all day every day when in reality they will be going for three hours on a Friday until the summer which really is nothing but it feels such a huge milestone.

If you remember, I was so torn as to it my two year olds should be in nursery and after so much consideration and swinging from yes to no, I decided that one morning a week would be sufficient and hopefully give them a change to what can sometimes be a monotonous routine of school runs then home.

But how are we here?! They should still be tiny dots crawling around yet now I stand with two energetic crazy daughters closer to the age of three than two and with under eighteen months until the school bell tolls and they are in the education system for the foreseeable.

I have seen first hand with my son how beneficial nursery is and I have no worries they will just love it as it was where Charlie went but I’m bracing myself for a few tears. I’ve explained to them that Mommy won’t be staying with them like she does at playgroup and they nod but we shall see.

Where have my babies gone?!

B xx

The Reading Residence
Share Post


  1. 10th March 2016 / 12:52 pm

    Oh I remember this so well and everyday I still get that pang in my heart of ‘how is it going so fast?’ x x

  2. 10th March 2016 / 7:20 pm

    Aww! Sending hugs! They grow up so fast don’t they.
    Good luck I hope it all goes OK x

  3. 10th March 2016 / 9:55 pm

    Eek! Such an emotional time. Big hugs to you and I hope they have a great day X

  4. 11th March 2016 / 8:04 am

    Aww I bet this is such a milestone but bet they love it! My daughter is in 3-4 days a week and is so used to it. Her little face when I pick her up as well is ace! Good luck xx #wotw

  5. 11th March 2016 / 11:19 am

    Aww it goes so fast doesn’t, I hope everything goes smoothly and they love it! I hope you cope ok too xx #WotW

  6. 11th March 2016 / 12:22 pm

    Oh bless them, and you! It was only in January that my son started at nursery so I know what you’re going through. I hope they have a great time and that you are OK x Thanks for sharing with #WotW

  7. 11th March 2016 / 5:05 pm

    “First times” are always the hardest. I hope they enjoy it. #WotW

  8. 11th March 2016 / 6:00 pm

    Awww I hope nursery works out for them as it has for your son. #WotW

  9. 13th March 2016 / 8:42 pm

    Time flies by too quickly doesn’t it?! I’m sure your baby girls will enjoy and thrive in nursery. I remember when my boy went to nursery and initially it felt so strange not to have a small person in the house. I hope it all goes well for the three of you

  10. 15th March 2016 / 9:58 am

    Awww Boo has started nursery recently too – it’s so hard – but she loves it! I hope the girls are enjoying it – we have gone for one morning a week too – I am not sure I could handle much more!

  11. 15th March 2016 / 6:32 pm

    Aww, I hope it went okay. I remember feeling so conflicted when we sent our two off to nursery. I knew it would be really good for them, but there was a part of me that thought they were too young. My son found the first few weeks hard, but soon fell in love with it. My daughter though loved it from the very start. Xxx

  12. 19th March 2016 / 9:46 pm

    I hope they have settled in well and are enjoying it. Sophia goes three afternoons and loves it but I too think where has my baby gone and wish she was home with me xx