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We're ready.

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Max Captain America  

How can it possibly be July 1st already?

I mean really?

We're now in the second half of 2013.

What the actual... I mean, what??

(This seems to be a theme for me this year!)

I feel like I've blinked and missed it!

Although, obviously I haven't.

The days are long but the years are short. Or something like that.

I didn't ever really understand that until I had the boys.

My lil Max is no longer in nursery.

He's on the cusp of starting Primary 1.

And he's ready for it.

He's actually ready for it. 

I know I'm probably repeating myself here, but it's just... at the beginning of the year I didn't think it would be possible for him to be SO ready for starting school.

But he is!

And next month, he'll be in his wee school uniform, along with the other kids in P1, lining up in the playground waiting for his teacher to take him into his class.

And he's going to love it.

I know this because we did a test-run last week on his transition day.

Transition days this term have been a tuesday.

Every day he'd go up to his new classroom (the enhanced learning facility aka ELF) to spend time with his new teacher and the other staff that would be there.

So last week, I asked if it was possible for us to do a dry run of what will be his "Primary 1 routine".

As soon as he saw his school jumper, he had a big grin on his face and couldn't wait.

We walked a different way, so that he wouldn't be upset about going past the nursery and not going in, and he went into the playground before the bell and just stood there, taking it all in, watching all the current P1's and P2's running around playing, with a big grin plastered on his face.

The bell went and we stood in line by the other kids to wait for the teachers to come out.

When his Miss O came out, he left me, said "bah-bye" and took her hand happily, leaving me there wanting to cry and cheer and generally be stupidly sentimental about the fact that MY BOY JUST WENT INTO SCHOOL HAPPILY!!!

So yes, he's finally ready.

Ready to take on the new challenges of being a Big Boy.

Of being in a more calm and relaxed classroom setting where his day is fully structured and he knows exactly what's happening and what to do.

And I know that he's not just going to cope there.

He's going to excel.

My boy is going to flourish in school.

I can just tell.

And I'm so excited to see it all happen!