By now you all know that Squidgy started school recently, and it’s been going amazingly well... although I have to admit I wasn't quite expecting the sheer number of stains, rips and tears she seems to be coming home with. They're in her tights, her t-shirts and even her cardigan, which she hardly wears! Here's a few of my thoughts about her starting school (and how to deal with those troublesome stains!)
It has been really good for her
Despite my worries about my outdoor loving daughter being confined in a classroom she is absolutely loving school. She is thriving under the tuition of her teachers, and enjoying the social aspect of making friends. She always comes home extremely tired (and sometimes cranky!) but always after having a fabulous time at school!
It's been good for me
Having to get up and get out for the school run has been good for me. Even if some days I have for force myself to get out, it's done me a world of good to have to do so. Having struggled (read about my battles with my mental health here) to even leave my bedroom some days, it is nice to know that I'm able to get up each day for her.
She does SO much artwork
I'm all for a bit of craft and art but there is SO much of it. Every day she comes home with a new pile of art, and although sometimes, like this rainbow, she surprises me with how lovely they are; more often than not they are just rubbish. There, I said it. What every mum thinks. They just need to go in the recycling, but then she sees them there and gets upset. So I end up with piles of the "art" around my house instead. *sigh* Don't judge me. We've all been there!
She comes home SO messy
What is it with children coming home always covered in something?! It was never this bad when she was at preschool. Sometimes she's covered from head to toe in mud because a boy pushed her in a puddle. Sometimes she comes home with paint splattered all over her (very expensive) uniform, and no matter what I do it won't wash out. Thanks to Ace I've found a product that works, whether I need to do a pre-cycle treatment sprayed directly on the stain or pop their Ace for colours directly into the wash. To buy your own Ace stain helper head to your local Tesco’s, Morrison’s, Waitrose or Sainsbury’s.