To my darling Charlie Bear,
When you were born, everyone said to me: “Before you know it he will be starting school”. Those people were right. It doesn’t feel like two minutes since you made your appearance into the world and we were introduced to parenthood. As you are about to start school (yikes!), there are a few things I want you to know.
Firstly, I know that you will enjoy it. I know you don’t believe me when I tell you, but trust me. You love to learn and your mind is like a sponge. You will be learning new things everyday as well building your confidence. All those questions you have will be answered. (Just please don’t ask your teacher if she knows what “firework poops” are. That is something between you and Daddy.) There are so many things to look forward to at school. I wonder what your favourite lesson will be? Maybe science? Maths? P.E? Whatever you favour, we will be here supporting you. I can actually imagine your Dad and I are going to be learning a lot too over the next few years.
Secondly, if you want to be a Paleontologist, or a mechanic, or whatever you want to be next week, you need to go to school. I know the great Ryder who leads the Paw Patrol doesn’t appear to have any schooling but he relies on dogs to do his work for him. You don’t want to be like that do you?!
I’m actually very jealous of you starting school. I wish it were me, doing it all over again. The new school shoes, the new classroom and school books. It is all so exciting but I don’t think you appreciate it until you are older. Like me. So for now, just enjoy it and I can say “I told you so” when you are an adult.
You will be doing after school activities, making friends, as well as learning that not everyone is a nice as you. But that’s okay. You will also learn to avoid those people. Harvest festivals, Christmas plays and sports day. All things to look forward to (not sure if these will be as enjoyable for me, now I have to organise your costume and food offerings.) So much fun for you though.
So off you go my little one. In your jumper which is a bit too big and your trousers on the tightest button. Go and learn, make friends and above all, have fun! You are still so young, so enjoy yourself. There is time to worry about things like picking teams for games or not being invited to a party. For now you are Four. Be a four year old and be inquisitive. Ask those questions, (just not the pooping one) and play with those dinosaurs you love so much. Quick note on dinosaurs while we’re at it: not everyone might want to play attack of the T-Rex. Just a heads up.
Mummy and Daddy are so proud of you and we can’t wait to hear all about your first day. So please tell us EVERYTHING! Leave no detail out. Okay, I shall try not to quiz you too much. But this is a big step for us too you know. We are learning along with you.
Go get’em little Bear.
Lots of love,
Mummy, Daddy and Phoebe xxx