I believe you ... already thinking of the time I will "waste" on the train and washing up when DD comes back after 3weeks at the schoolPibble wrote:But, and this is a big but well for em anyway, if I could do it all over again and have all the labels and bedding, toiletaries, clothes both civvy and uniform delivered to the school I would and all that time cross checking and checking again lists, then ticking said lists and of course sewing labels I would spend with my DD because once they are gone, they're gone.
It might be a good idea to take your dd's measurements before the NED, and work out what you need from the clothing list - I think that was part of the problem for the slow queue, but dd used it to get to know another new 2nd former her same house.
I remember NED as being really rather exciting, and that it came home to us that she was really going. Dd loved it, and got on brilliantly with her nursemaid. She is very excited about being a squitma next year.
I have to be honest we messed up at our NED. We'd not read the literature properly before hand so didn't realise we could buy stuff there. I basically had enough cash for a vending machine coffee, which in hindsight was pointless there isn't a coffee vending machine there , I don't think, and I feel a little responsible for the sports kit delay as we left it very much to the cut off to get our order in with the school.
The thing that has hit us recently is just how much she has changed since she went, all absolutely positive, but I think we spent so much time making sure all the kit, clothes and DD were good to go, so to speak, we didn't take any time to make sure we were mentally good to go. We'd not prepared ourselves for how much she would blossom and grow and the dynamics of our relationship would change in such a short period of time. She is a little different every time she comes home, 2inches taller as well come to think of it! although I'm sure this would have happened in some respects going to a local school but of course it would have seemed far less stark a change if we got to see her everyday.
One piece of advice I would give is every time you give them any reassurance, remind yourself its good advice for you as well.
I shall be measuring away the day before NED (hoping she does not grow up during the night he he) + I'll make sure I read everything carefully with DD.
Relieved to know that she won't be coming home with her dirty clothes for me to wash and dry in time for her to go back ... In retrospective, I guess it makes sense
So loking forward to it all!
Did I see on an older post that they needed astro shoes for the astro turf? It is not on the list I was given. Do we no longer need to get those for them? And what are astro shoes when they are at home? Will ordinary trainers do?
He shouldn't do really. My DS doesn't come home for LWs and he doesn't take extra civvies, nor do I take extra clothes for him to wear. Your DS will just have to get used to the rota of which washing goes in on which day. Giving him fewer civvies might help him be more focused in this respect!I think my DS will need extra civvies as he will not be coming back to me on Leave Weekends
Mind you, mine does like to store his washing up for home - apparently no-one does it like Mum! Ahh!
He once, when he was about seven, in all sincerity, leant towards me and said in a hushed voice - "I'm not from your planet." How true.
I shall count on CH turning him into a boy that likes showering. Oh no, there go a large host of flying pigs.
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With regards to showers my son now has a daily shower at school, something I'd never thought would happen. I just wish he'd brush his teeth!
An apt card from my DS this morning - along the lines of Mums do all the work and the son just lies on the sofa!