Today is a big one in our house.
The very last day of Kinder ever.
I have been a stay at home mum for nearly sixteen years.
It has without a doubt been the very best part of my life so far.
In amongst the hard, the sleepless, the mundane, the downright messy & horrid there has been revelations, joy, wonder, excitement, pride, and fulfilment.
Today marks the start of a new adventure.
For me & for my children.
All five of them will be at school.
And I am starting my own business, with cooking classes, writing my first book and hopefully lots & lots of other ace stuff.
For me, being a stay at home mum was the thing I always wanted to do and to be. I was so lucky to get the opportunity to do it and am so very grateful.
Now it is time for me to rediscover myself and show my children how important it is for me to be me as well as being a mum. Although I like to think I was always me, just a bit hidden behind my busyness in being a mum.
So while we say goodbye to a very very special part of all of our lives I am so looking forward to the part that is ahead of us.
I'm sure there will be wonky bits where I trip up and get it a bit wrong but that will all be part of getting it right.
I am really really excited but a little bit teary & wistful at the same time.
A big big day.
All of us are heading out into the big wide world.
I hope the grass isn't too long, the way not too foggy & the path not too rocky.
And I hope we all find what we are looking for.