We’re now into August, which means the start date for school is approaching ever nearer. I’m dealing with a mixture of emotions that I never thought I’d have.
William is so ready to start school. He’s like a sponge absorbing every little detail about the world. He asks questions upon questions about everything- the planets, the universe even about the different materials used to create various objects. And I know school will provide him with the tools to just fill up that void that his 4-year-old self has in terms knowledge.
But I know i’ll miss his presence at home hugely. He’s my firstborn and I’ve rarely been without him by my side.
He’ll be in school now until he’s 18, so this is it! He’s going in my beautiful little boy and he’ll be coming out a man ready to tackle the world head on. Hairy legs, stubble around the face and no doubt a full teenagers attitude to boot when that time comes!
It’s a terrifying thought!
Luckily after working with Marks and Spencer earlier on in the year on a school uniform campaign, we have all of his uniform ready and prepared. Given the heat wave the only thing we might possibly have to buy now is a pair of shorts. But if the weather cools down we have trousers to give him that beautiful fresh, smart look.
I’m actually very excited about that first day of school picture I know I won’t be able to resist taking.
But as we know with 30 children in a class, it’s important to make sure all school clothing is labelled. When I was little, my mum had full name tags that had to be sewn into every item of clothing we had. And I’m so grateful that times have changed. Because I can confirm that my sewing skills are not upto par.
Instead I’ve ordered a clothing name stamp pack from Stuck On You which will last throughout his entire school days.
So however many shirts he destroys, trousers he creates holes in or just outgrows things- because that’s what happens with kids, I’ll be able to stamp all of his clothing with ease.
The black fabric ink is long lasting, washing machine and tumble dryer proof. It’s also waterproof meaning you can label swimwear too. The ink is also toxic free and acid free so it won’t irritate your child’s delicate skin.
For items where black ink won’t show up, there are 12 blank white iron on labels that can be stamped.
I love the grey felt bag that the stamper, ink pad and labels can all be kept. It means I can safely keep the kit together and use it as and when it’s needed.
With another week though until the school term starts I have that little bit of time to spend with my best boy. And we’re certainly making sure we’re having the best summer yet!