Any other Sahm's with their youngest Dc about to start full time school and actually counting down the weeks?

(6 Posts)
Charlette1 Thu 18-Jun-15 10:40:49

Or is it just me and I'm the worst mummy in the world lol. I'm a sahm and have three children, two of whom are school with the youngest about to start this Septmeber. I know it sounds awful but I'm actually looking forward to ds starting full time. He has extremely challenging behaviour and is currently on the asd pathway for assessment for additional needs and I feel like these last two years especially have been extremely hard work. Don't get me wrong he's so adorable and loving (when he chooses to be lol) and I dote on him but since he was 2 years old our whole lives have centred around him and our family life has impacted greatly and I can't help but look forward to a little time to myself.

My ds currently attends a school nursery for 2 hours a day and i really can't wait for him to leave. I do not like the staff that work with him apart from his one to one who is lovely, and the fact that every week day is split and centred around getting him to nursery mid day is not something I enjoy. I know I have two hours a day do what I need to do but it goes by in the blink of an eye and by the time I've dropped him off its more like and hour and a half really as I have to drive 15 mins back to pick him up. So am I on my own in looking forward to my youngest starting school or does anyone else feel the same?

JimmyCorkhill Thu 18-Jun-15 10:50:43

My DD2 is due to start 2 morning sessions at preschool in Sep and I'm very excited! She is no bother at all but I am DESPERATE for some time to myself. I look on it as I will be more engaged with them when I do have them as I will have had a rest from being a mum. So yes, I feel exactly the same (and keep talking about the magical year of 2017 when they are both in school!)

WindMeUpAndLetMeGo Thu 18-Jun-15 10:50:57

I loved it when DS3 started school, suddenly I had time to get everything done, and it was so much easier.

I did really miss him though, more than I thought I would, and when he was poorly and off school, we would snuggle up in the sofa together and I loved those moments.

Charlette1 Thu 18-Jun-15 10:53:47

Lol glad I'm not the only one then. But yeah I will definitely miss him but i definitely need some time to myself. My eldest two are only 22 months apart so at one point I had a newborn baby and clingy toddler who was potty training and I actually found all that easier than I have my youngest on his own.

NickyEds Thu 18-Jun-15 13:09:35

My "youngest" isn't even born yet (35 weeks) and I'm already looking forward to her going to school a bitgrin!

Hardtoknow Thu 18-Jun-15 13:17:19

DC2 (my youngest) starts school in Sept 2017 and, whilst I'm not a SAHM, I only work three days a week so will have two days a week to actually get things done. My "to do" list has already been started... although I try not to think about it as I will only have 12 hours a week in which to fit in an hour's run, an exercise class, pilates, listening to reception read, helping with maths with Y2, getting the garden back to looking like a garden rather than a meadow and going for lots of long lunches with friends!

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