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Handhold - she starts nursery tomorrow and I'm a blubbering mess

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yukka Sun 02-Aug-20 22:13:04

Dd starts nursery tomorrow, she's just turned 1. She's going to love it, especially the other babies and playing with them. There's 8 in her room and it's a lovely place she really enjoyed the settles despite covid restrictions which meant she could only play with her key worker in the garden for 30 mins at a time.

Her bag is packed, I'll make lunch first thing and DH will do drop off. I'll do collection, as this will be our routine when I start back at work in another week.

I on the other hand just keep bursting out crying. I can't believe this time has come already. My sweet sweet girl. She might as well be leaving home forever the way I feel right now!

I always thought I'd be good at this bit, you know be all smiley and proud that we've so far raised a happy confident child. Instead I just want to wrap us both up under the duvet and hide and make it go away! 🙈😢

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rottiemum88 Sun 02-Aug-20 22:16:44

I can't really empathise because I was the precise opposite when DS started nursery for the first time and couldn't wait for the day to come around, but I think they're all on the spectrum of normal feelings smile

The first week will probably be hard as you adjust to the new routine, but once you're back at work it's funny how quickly it just becomes the norm and you barely have time to think about it in the course of the day, then before you know it it's pick up time already.

Hope it goes well grinthanks

rottiemum88 Sun 02-Aug-20 22:17:14

The second grin wasn't meant to be there!

PainintheholeSIL Sun 02-Aug-20 22:22:59

Oh @yukka I feel your pain. I was the very same when my ds started going to his childminder. He started playschool last year and I cried like a baby. I hate sending him🤦🏻‍♀️ I only sent him 2 days a week last year and he'll go 4 days this year and I feel sick at the thoughts of it.
She will love it, and it will be good for her. It's totally normal to feel the way you do. She's your baby. I hope it goes well for you both.

yukka Sun 02-Aug-20 22:31:24

@rottiemum88 I agree being back at work will keep me busy and generally help us all move into this new stage. I thought I'd be like you -waving her off desperate for me time, but I'm just not!

@PainintheholeSIL thank you! 😢

She was meant to start 2 mornings a week in June but covid put a stop to that. Now it's all a bit fast and furious.

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Sevo7 Sun 02-Aug-20 22:48:36

I was like this to the point I seriously considered not going back to work. When I dropped her off on the first day I just burst into tears in the car park and felt awful. Then when I actually got to work I was so busy I realised I hadn’t actually thought about her at all until they sent me some photographs blush She was absolutely fine and tbh she wasn’t actually on my mind that much whilst I was at work but as soon as I finished I was desperate to see her. She’s had 5 months at home with me due to Covid and WFH and has to start again in 2 weeks and I’m already worried about leaving her again!

Megan2018 Sun 02-Aug-20 22:51:36

Handhold here!
That will be me soon, dreading it. If I could give up work I would (but I’m the main earner).
I can’t imagine it, the thought makes me feel sick already. But I know it has to happen. Urrgghh

YoBeaches Mon 03-Aug-20 09:40:23

@Sevo7 same here as main earner it's not feasible to drop any hours but DH is dropping a day a week so she'll do nursery fit 4 days

@Megan2018 thank you! Hope it goes well when the time comes round.

This morning was better than yesterday. Dh dropped her off, no tears she prob didn't quite realise what was going on. Looking forward to seeing her later already, but like @Megan2018 this just has to happen and I've been fortunate to have a whole year.

Letsallscreamatthesistene Mon 03-Aug-20 11:09:52

I have just dropped my son off at nursery for his 1st day. I thought i'd really appreciate a day 'off', but im mainly worried if hes getting on ok. I dont want to phone the nursery because if they tell me anything but positive news i'll worry more, and if somethings really wrong they'll call me

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