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School check list

I can’t believe the summer holidays will be over by Monday – T goes back to school as a Year 2 student.  How did that happen?  It seems like only yesterday she was a weepy little girl in reception and now she’s one of the “older kids”.

For the past couple of weeks or so, I’ve been ticking off my list of things to buy for T.  Thank goodness last year’s uniforms (most of them) still fit her since I always get a size bigger. I did buy her some new tops though, they always get really stained at the end of term.  I do envy those schools who have coloured tops instead of the classic white, at least the paint and ink stains won’t show so much.  Now if only they changed their tops to blue!  I wonder if parents can request that?

My word of the week is: List

The truth is, believe it or not, I’m not ready for T to go back to school just yet.  I want her to have another week or so with us.  She seems a bit indifferent about going back to school, neither excited nor disappointed that she’s going on Monday.

Now that school begins next week, in spite wanting more time with T, I’m actually read to hunker down for autumn, although if we were granted more lovely sunshiny weather of course, I’d still prefer that.

What about you?

Are you looking forward to your kids going back to school?

Are you ready for summer to end?


  1. My girl starts school so big change here!! Eek!! I think we’re ready… Maybe?! #wotw

    • How exciting! 😉 She’ll be fine. Brace yourself for a few tears, but she’ll be fine in a week or so 🙂

  2. I’m really not looking forward to them going back to school but we have a few days left because they don’t go back until Wednesday/Thursday. We will have to make the most of them.
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    • Oh how lucky that they don’t go back till later next week. Wish I had more time with my little girl too. x

  3. The Reading Residence

    Ah yes, the uniform shop. I did mine before the holidays began so I wouldn’t have to think about it! Hope T has a good first week back x Thanks for sharing with #WotW
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  4. Kim Carberry

    Ahh! I don’t want my girls to go back to school either. Summer has gone to quickly….I could do with another couple of weeks.
    Good luck for the start of school. I hope your girl settles into year 2 well x
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  5. Jane - Our Little Escapades

    A list sounds like a good idea. I haven’t done this but my son hasn’t grown out of any of his uniform yet. I have a feeling we will be replacing it through the year. I hope going back to school goes well for you #WotW
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    • Same here. I haven’t bought T any new uniform this term, since they all still fit her. Like you, I might have to replace them mid-year 🙂

  6. I’m sure she will love it when she finally goes back, and give you lots more free time! I do think that schools should have coloured uniform in green red or blue tops as you said it helps to hide stains better 😉 xxx

  7. Ayesha Farhad

    Lists are my favourite! haha! And I am sure if a couple of parents put forward a request to change the tops, they might just do it. you never know!

    my little one just started pre nursery! We had the settling in bit this week! he officially starts on Monday and I can’t wait! I have no family whatsoever here in the UK. so its just us three and I can do with some off time now! haha! Thankfully my son has settled in well so hopefully I can spend my time roaming around Camden town and breaking into a bank or something for all the free time shopping thats going to come!
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    • Same here. We don’t have family nearby. So glad your little one is settled in Nursery and good luck on Monday. Every time I hear Camden I think of Amy Winehouse 😉

  8. Rhian Westbury

    That’s so exciting that it’s back to school time. I don’t have kids so it doesn’t really affect me but I am really happy to have our town a little less busy during the day x
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    • I know what you mean. Since we live in a tourist area, it also gets a bit quieter when the kids go back to school, though the big tourist buses still abound 😉

  9. Toni | Gym Bunny Mummy

    Oh I prefer the plain white shirts, at least you can bleach them! My eldest goes back on Monday but as my youngest is starting at a Special Needs school he doesn’t go back for another two weeks. I’ve still got more stuff to buy, as he’s at a SEN school he needs so much more specialist equipment
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    • I never thought of bleaching, but might try! Thanks for the top. Hope your youngest settles in his new school 🙂 x

  10. Fashion and Style Police

    I am ready for summer to end kind of. Looking forward to the new season.

  11. Jayne @ Sticky Mud and Belly Laughs

    Oh I don’t miss buying the uniform that is for sure. I guess that’s where I am quite lucky when it comes to home schooling, as I have the boys around me all the time, not for everybody I know, but it suits us just fine 🙂

    Hope little T has a lovely first day back in year 2 xx
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  12. Angela Webster

    Lists are a mums best friend, so satisfying ticking all the back to school stuff off and getting prepared. I hope her first day back goes well. #WotW
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  13. Jordanne | Thelifeofaglasgowgirl

    I can just imagine what I’m going to be like when my boy starts school, I always have to be prepared and organised. I done a list for him starting back nursery actually but I didn’t need too much which was good.

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  14. Cal at Family Makes

    Oh I love a good list! Mine went back to school on 1st Sept, no messing! I was so glad, I must admit! We are all desperately craving the routine that school life brings, along with getting them back to all their sports clubs to burn off some of the summer energy! #WotW

  15. Time flies when they are little dosen’t it? Glad you had a lovely summer 🙂 xxx

    • That’s just it, I do love white tops. I find keeping them white a bit difficult 😉

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