You won’t know what to do with yourself!

That’s the usual reply I get when I mention the girls are about to start preschool in September, it’s a joke of course as ALL mums know what they can do with their gift of ‘me’ time and I am no exception.

Let’s face it when little ones head off into the big wide world On Their Own a gap opens in your day. I will have three hours a day five days a week and I know right now that not one minute will go to waste.

ready for preschool

I also know right now before it’s even started that three hours are not enough to accomplish everything I want to do. I know I’ll be running up the road to get to pre-school for 12pm and not be a ‘bad‘ mother who is always late.

Don’t get me wrong, I won’t be late because I don’t want to be with my children but because I’ve tried to cram too much into my ‘me’ time and am using every last second available before I switch back into mummy mode and dedicate myself to Alice and Bessie.

It’s fun and I’m looking forward to it. I’m looking forward to the girls having a new life, something they can call their own to come home and talk about. I love that there will be teachers there patient enough to teach them how to use scissors, something I just can’t manage to teach them. Keyworkers who will get out paints, modelling clay and all other forms of mess that I am so reluctant to get out at home as I can’t do with the tidying up afterwards. And people who will see them being themselves away from me and hopefully report back that they are well behaved and nice little girls.

Alice can’t wait to have her own Best Friend, at the moment this coveted position has been awarded to her cousin Samuel but I feel with preschool, Samuel may be kicked off his pedestal as her options widen but thankfully I don’t think he’ll even realise what’s happened.

…and Bessie, who sucks her thumb and wants everyone to believe she’s a bruiser when underneath she’s just as frightened, if not more, than everybody else. It will be lovely to watch the girls transform this year ready to start Big School next September.



  1. amy wilders
    August 15, 2011 / 6:38 PM

    Hope they both settle into pre-school really quickly. You’ll love the 3 hours each day to do your own bits.

    • Mari
      August 17, 2011 / 6:40 AM

      Says a mum who knows! I am still worried about settling them in and crossing my fingers that they take to it well – watch this space

  2. August 15, 2011 / 9:50 PM

    hee hee, my eldest starts pre school 5 days a week down the road too and I am looking forward to it. At the moment I have “what are we doing today Mummy” every day! I think I might enjoy a bit of quality time with my youngest too! It will be quiet though :-) x

    • Mari
      August 17, 2011 / 6:39 AM

      Yes, the quiet will be very welcome, having twins right now there is an awful lot of arguing and/or noisy role play, part of which includes calling each other form other ends of the house in VERY LOUD CALLS.
      Peace will reign again :)

  3. August 15, 2011 / 9:53 PM

    After reading this post, I wish I was the head at the girls school so that I can see & share in their adventure!

    BTW – have you signed up for BritMums Live? Thought I saw a pic of you!

    • Mari
      August 17, 2011 / 6:37 AM

      I haven’t signed up yet but definitely will be doing so as I enjoyed the cybermummy experience so much. Hope to see you there?
      wish you were head at the girls school too, I could pop into the office for coffee and really get some insights into my girls

  4. Karin @ Cafe Bebe
    August 19, 2011 / 7:55 AM

    I know what you’re saying lovely! Ella has been going to nursery since the end of January but for 2 mornings a week only (M/Th 9:15-1). It’s been such an amazing break for the two of us which is a GOOD THING! Starting on 7 September she’ll begin T/W/Th at nursery from 9:15-3:15!!! I won’t know what to do! Really! But then I’ll begin it all over again in December with Bebe! This is part of why I’m REALLY looking forward to the next few months as they will be my last with TRULY ME TIME! ;)

    (I have to do my video too!)

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