I thought I needed to talk about a new experience; the school run! The experience a lot of mum’s seem to dread. I hadn’t thought about it until the morning of Dylan’s first day, I was too busy thinking about Dylan and will he fit in there, will they help him go to the toilet ect. The first morning wasn’t too bad, it was very quick and everyone was in the same boat, I have since started to notice little groups happening in the playground, and mums all discussing their children and play dates.
I’m still waiting and looking at where I might fit into any of this! I’m looking on from the distance at the moment unsure of this new experience. I’m one of the younger mums there and one of the few mums to only have one child, so I’m not with the mothers with the pushchairs discussing there youngest child. I’m usually only just in time and rushing around knowing I need to be at work. Everyone seems lovely I have had a quick conversation with a few of the other mothers, I would love to know how you got on? I’m hoping this will get easier and I might even find a new mummy friend!
I’m pleased however that Dylan is fitting in fine and has made new friends already, he’s going into school fine now. So the school run for Dylan is fine he knows where to put his belongings and starts to play as soon as we get there! in fact I hardly get a goodbye anymore I have ask for a kiss and cuddle before leaving. We have a new game on the way to school counting how many dogs and cats we can find on the way there and back, making the school walk much more enjoyable and also a learning game.
I have a few tips that I’m going to keep in mind, and that might help you also if you’re feeling the same.
1: Dont try and be perfect or try and change yourself, stay true to your self and you will make friends.
2: Show an interest, make encouraging comments about other peoples children, take the time to listen.
3: Give it time, don’t expect to find friends straight away, your child is going to be at that school for many years . You’re going to see the parents as much as twice a day the friendships will soon form.
4: Go and say Hello to the mum or dad thats standing there own, or just smile at them.
How do you find the school run/ playground? Any tips?
Lots Of Love,