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November 23, 2015


Another week has passed and I have hardly taken any photos yet again. I’m cheating a little and using one I took of Lucas on the school run this morning. He is going through one of his ‘no photos’ phases and huffs and runs off as soon as he sees my phone or camera so I’ve been trying to be good and let him be. However, when we walked to school this morning and it was so beautiful out, frost covered the few leaves left on the ground and I’d wrapped him up warm in his winter coat and hat, I couldn’t resist trying to take a few photographs. I used to take so many on the school run as I love how it documents our year; how he grows as the months go by, how the seasons change and the way the background differs. He doesn’t talk much as we walk to school, he’s a daydreamer and is more than happy to carry on in his own little world. This morning was nice as it’s the first time in a long time we haven’t been dodging the rain and wind, I’ll take the frost any day over the recent hailstones! It seemed so still and peaceful out; Lucas was fascinated by the white crunchy grass, especially on the school field.

As we got to the school doors he started to get upset and didn’t want to go in – this happened on Friday too and it’s the first time I’ve experienced tears as I’ve dropped him off. The first time in nearly 18 months of nursery, then school. Not only has it never happened before he is usually to complete opposite, all smiles and runs off before I can even say goodbye. I find it hard, I try to encourage him to go in without lingering and the teacher comes out to take his hand and lead him in. I know he is fine once he is in and settled but it’s thrown me as it’s happened out of the blue. I so wish I knew what was going on in that little head of his. I suspect he is probably a little tired, it’s been a long few weeks of school and I know they are busy with Christmas rehearsals which he probably isn’t too keen on. Also, we had such a lovely weekend together and maybe he misses being at home sometimes. I myself wish we just had one more day in our weekend. It always seems to pass so quickly. I’m already counting down till hometime so I can reassure him when he comes out of school. I know he’ll enjoy it as he gets into the classroom, and that it is just a little wobble in what has been a big change in his world but I do hope it doesn’t last too long.

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  • Emma T

    Oh dear, it’s horrible when things change and you have no idea why or how to solve it. Hopefully he’ll be back to being fine soon.

    I love to see them all wrapped up toasty warm.

    November 23, 2015 at 8:32 pm Reply
    • hayleyfromhome

      Thanks Emma, he is getting better and I’ve had a little chat to the teacher so we seem to be getting on the right track again!

      November 27, 2015 at 1:43 pm Reply
  • Donna

    We had a morning just like this although from the minute A woke up until we got to school she was tearful and grizzly. A moody, tired little thing. I blame the lack of sunlight, the cold, the busy school days and so much more. I hope he was fine at pickup time x

    November 23, 2015 at 9:30 pm Reply
    • hayleyfromhome

      Thanks Donna, he has been fine coming out of school just going in. I think like you say this is a busy time of year for them, they do get tired so quickly! xx

      November 27, 2015 at 1:44 pm Reply
  • Carie

    Oh I do hope he’s back to his enthusiastic self soon, it’s so hard when they don’t want to go isn’t it.

    November 23, 2015 at 10:35 pm Reply
    • hayleyfromhome

      He is already doing a little better so I hope this phases is passing now! Thank you xx

      November 27, 2015 at 1:45 pm Reply
  • Sian - The Mama Story

    Oh bless him! Maybe it is tiredness. Or maybe he is feeling run down or coming down with something. Have you chatted to the teacher? He looks cute and snug in his hat anyway. I’m also finding I’m not taking many photos at the moment.

    November 24, 2015 at 9:18 pm Reply
    • hayleyfromhome

      Yes thank you, I had a good chat to her. She said he has been a little unsettled in school but it soon passes and he is back to his usual self. We both agreed probably tiredness and they are doing different things in school with Christmas round the corner so a lot going on. He is doing better already 🙂 xx

      November 27, 2015 at 1:48 pm Reply
  • Jenna

    You look like you have such a lovely walk for your school run (when it’s not hailing, that is). That park looks really pretty and I bet it looked extra lovely with the frosty leaves. 🙂



    November 24, 2015 at 9:57 pm Reply
    • hayleyfromhome

      It is a nice walk, lots to see which makes it easier when the weather is bad. Always good to get that fresh air! xx

      November 27, 2015 at 1:49 pm Reply
  • Emma

    It’s easy to let things take over. I sometimes realise I’ve not snapped a photo for a few days. Not a great one at least.

    Hope your little one starts enjoying going to school soon x

    November 30, 2015 at 12:27 pm Reply
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