Jake, today you start primary school. I can’t believe it’s already time to write this post to you. Two years ago I wrote something similar to Daisy on her first day and the thought of you joining her at school seemed such a long way off. The day has arrived a lot faster than I expected and today you will start your own journey into full-time school.
I know it’s silly but I’m so nervous about you starting school, the most nervous I’ve ever been out of the four of you. You have always been my little fire cracker, my wild one, the one who dances to the beat of his own drum. If you don’t want to do something there’s little pointing of convincing you otherwise, you are strong-willed, and maybe a little devilish too. We love you none the less, you give the best cuddles and you are so sweet and kind.
As I kissed you goodnight last night, you were so excited and giddy about going to school. Despite a few wobbles at nursery you soon grew to love going, skipping in happily each morning much to my relief. I hope today you will feel the same, you have new friends to make, lots to learn and new adventures to have.
I thought I would give you a little advice to help you along in your new adventures.
Have fun, get excited, learn, play, dance and create. Primary school is a great big adventure you will remember forever.
Always be kind, find the kid who’s looking sad or lonely and offer them your friendship.
Don’t be afraid to try new things, I know this is a little hard for you but you won’t know what you like until you try it.
Never be afraid to raise you hand and ask questions if you don’t understand something. This I have no doubts you will do, you are so inquisitive, you want to know everything there is to know.
Always know that if you are having a tough day you can come home to us and we will fill your cup right back up again.
Lastly my little blue-eyed boy, you are loved beyond measure, always, no matter what.