F is for … Friends.
I adore this photo of Harley with his best friend, Harry. Taken only yesterday they always have so much fun when they are together.
Their laughter is infectious.
With only 4 months between them, they have always been close (they have no choice when their mums are good friends!)
Harry is a little whizz when it comes to numbers; he’s going to be a Maths genius when he’s older and Harley, well he wants to be a footballer! Luke and I joke that he’s our pension because he’s pretty nifty with his footwork already!
Harry’s mum and I always say that our lovely childminder must have her hands full with the 2 of them together, at the same time! I definitely couldn’t keep up with them running around me all day!
But in truth, I’m a little apprehensive about the future. In a few months, both Harley and Harry will be starting school.
This is a conscious decision that Luke and I made for various reasons. However, I’m safe in the knowledge that Harley is sociable and young enough to make new friends. He’s quite a shy boy but I sincerely hope that doesn’t go against him.
I don’t want him to lose his old friends.
I don’t want him to lose Harry.
The transition from Preschool to Reception is a milestone event. An exciting one. An emotional one… for parents. One that I hope will open up a world of opportunity for them both.
Even though they will be at different schools, I can’t wait to see them grow and develop as individuals; build new friendships; learn new skills; enjoy learning (hopefully) and all the while sharing their journey with each other.