Raining, pouring, lashing, bucketing, showery, misty, damp, mizzling, drizzling, drenching, downpour, pissing. Guess what? It's raining.
Today was the beginning and the end. Difficult and easy. Sad and happy. Wonderful and awful. Today Mide (the youngest and on the cusp of turning four) started Montessori school. He's ready and yet leaving him was one of the hardest things. I've had the privilege of having been able to bring the boys to work with me but circumstances mean that Mide is experiencing pre-school without his mum teaching there too. Oh my, I had a gulpy moment after the door closed and we were left on the wrong side but thankfully Hugo and Will were there and they definitely didn't understand the wobbly parent "but sure he'll love it in there Mum". Yes, I know he'll love it but it's just, it's just.... he's my baby, my last one... Next week will be even weirder as the older two start back to school and then every morning will be child free. Oh. God. Child. Free.