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A Letter to Lucas – First Day at School

Dear Lucas, My first born. Mummy’s little boy. My happy, clever, funny little boy. Today is your first day at school!

Lucas in Olive Made top smiling

Today marks a new chapter in your life.

The beginning of fourteen years within the education system. A system that isn’t alien to me after my own schooling and a ten year teaching career. The familiarity of it is both comforting and terrifying.

You are so ready for school.

You thrive on learning new things and have adored your time at pre-school, wanting to go more and more. Despite your readiness, I know that five full days at school will be a shock to the system for all of us. Five school runs on a morning, five days picking you up and from two family days with all four of us, we will be down to just Sunday. No more trips and days out on a Monday in term time (daddy’s day off) when everyone else is at school. YOU will be the one at school. I’ll be honest, it’ll be weird just having Sienna on that day.

Your confidence is regularly commented on and this will be helpful to you within your school life. Be sure to not get too bossy with your confidence, this won’t go down well in school and you’ll probably be put in your place. You have such a sense of justice and fairness. This could work for you or against you. I’m sue you’ll work it out and find your way.

Lucas holding a sign with his name on

As I kiss you goodbye on your first day, I feel both joy and sadness consume me.

I’m so proud of the little boy you are. I can’t wait to see how you develop and learn. You are no longer my first born baby and I am well aware how fast school years go (not to you, to you they will feel like lifetime). Time will fly, as it does, and we’ll be preparing you for high school! Ahhhh!

Lucas in his red t-shirt uniform and grey trousers

I love you so much Lucas. I’m incredibly proud to be your Mummy.

Whatever mistakes you make, your Daddy and I are ALWAYS here for you. You can always talk to us and tell us anything. Never be scared. Never be alone. Attack school head on with the same energy and interest you do most things in life and you won’t go far wrong. What am I looking forward to the most? You learning to read! We can start on the Harry Potter books!

I can’t wait to watch you grow.

All my love,



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  1. Awww, this is lovely. It is so hard when they first start school. My daughter has just gone into year 9, it doesn’t seem that long ago that she started school.

  2. Oh bless. First day of school is such mixed emotions isn’t it. Such a lovely letter.
    Thank you for linking up with #KCACOLS this week. Hope to see you again next week.

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