The School Run
Freyja has just finished her first week of full-time school, and we are now starting to fall into a routine. Rich drops Freyja off after taking Emily to nursery for four days a week, and then Emily and I collect her from After School Club. On my day off I am able to take her to school and be there to pick her up when she finishes. That day is my favourite! I enjoy how sociable the school run can be – bumping into neighbours with their children en route and chatting to the other parents outside whilst waiting for the kids to come out. But most of all I love being able to see Freyja walking into school – she looks so grown up! And I love seeing her face beaming at me as she leaves her classroom and comes running over to me for a cuddle.
On our way to school Emily goes in the pushchair so that our ten minute walk isn’t slowed down. Going in one day during Freyja’s second week at school we saw a tractor cutting the grass on the fields we walk past. Emily now asks about the tractor on most of our journeys to school.
On the way back home, when we are not pressed for time, Emily can get out of the pushchair and walk. Or rather run around chasing after her sister. They are genuinely happy to see each other at the end of the day. The benefit of not being strapped into a pushchair means that she can have lots of cuddles with her big sister.
Rather than sticking to the path on the way home, the girls love to run across the field. We are so lucky to have this space so close to home. The girls can just run and enjoy the space.
We have also been blessed with some gorgeous weather of late. I know this won’t last, and there will be many wet and miserable school runs to come, but for the time being it is nice to make the most of the fresh air and sunshine on our way to and from school.