This morning I have had the worst knots in my stomach sending Alessia off to school but she has been looking forward to this day all through the holidays and could not wait to get to school this morning.

Lock down has been tough on us all but Alessia has definitely felt worse as the weeks have gone on. She has missed her friends and getting out and it has definitely taken its toll on her.

She went back to school for the last week as she has actually changed schools this year as we are hoping to get back to our old town very soon as we moved into this home temporarily.

So this year was not only a new year but also a new school and she really couldn’t wait for it .

We were up at 6am and made cups of teas and toast and had a lovely chat this morning  about all the things she was excited about for today.

Mezz dropped her off and she texted me at lunch time to tell me she was having a lovely day and had pancakes at break for snack time - definitely takes after her mum when it comes to food :)


She got home and was full of smiles , she also looked absolutely shattered , anyone else’s kids look worse for wear on the first day back!

She had the best day and made so many friends , and also knew a few people from when we lived in the area before moving.

Hand sanitizer stands we’re in every corridor and she felt completely safe in her bubble .

She absolutely loved it and any worries she had were completely gone and she couldn’t wait to go in the next day :)

We had a Mac Donald’s for tea as a back to school treat and enjoyed the success of a first day back :)

Although I am still worried with everything that is going on in the world , and as parents it’s what we do. I definitely feel a little less stressed and know that going back is not only good for her , it’s good for us all to get back to some kind of routine for our mental health .

If your kiddies have gone back , I hope they are enjoying it .


  1. Big day for you both! I remember feeling exactly the same. Today it was year 8 for us and the difference in my son is huge. I am so worried about him being back at school, despite the fact that I work in one! I think that may be why I worry more.

    I am glad it went well for you both x

  2. It sounds like Alessia had a great first day at her new school.
    Lockdown has been really hard on the kids and my two can't wait to get back to school and college next week. x

  3. I can't imagine how tough lockdown must've been for kids, suddenly having all your independence taken away, not seeing your mates, feeling scared. They've done amazingly to get through it!

  4. I'm so glad that she came back happy (even if she was knackered). It must have been tough to let her go, but it's going to feel like getting back to normality now x

  5. I hope Alessia had a great first day in Year 7! Secondary school is such a big step and can be so nervewracking!

  6. Sounds like Alessia enjoyed her first day back. No kids here, but locally all kids are doing online for the fall semester.

  7. Both my kids went back to school this week and there has been a lot of mixed emotions about this. To be honest I have been more nervous than the kids but we definitely need some normality. Both have enjoyed their week and looking forward to next week, glad Alessia enjoyed hers.

  8. So what is year 7 vs the American system? My daughter is in 7th grade this year and she is 13. Is it the same there?

  9. Awww I am so glad that the first day of school went well. It was our daughters first day back last week, she went into year two. And she had an incredible day which made me feel so much better as I was so anxious as it was the first time she had been back since March as we decided to keep her off before the summer even though she was in the year groups that did go back.

  10. It is great to hear that the school day went well, as I can only imagine how much stress and strain this all is. Good luck and I am sure all will be ok xxx

  11. Aw I am so glad she had a great first day back! Year 7 is such a big year and it sounds like she absolutely loved it, which for you must be a huge weight off your shoulders too! Like you said of course we all still worry about everything but I think being back at school is a good move for the majority of kids as it gives them some kind of "normal" and routine! x

  12. My daughter Ella had her first day at high school last week to, I'm sure I was more nervous than she was. She is loving it though. Laura | Tales of a Natural Spoonie


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