Lara is in the dead zone. The really weird nothing-place between nursery and school... I feel really depressed on her behalf.
Today my facebook stream was filled with smiley photos of my friends's children on their first day at school. The start of a new term. But Lara doesn't start school until the 12th so it feels a bit like she is missing out on the start of school fever!
All except two of Lara's friends have now left nursery and I suspect both of them will leave within the week which just leaves Lara and a class full of three year olds next week. I've kept her in nursery right up until the last day so that I can save my holidays so that I can take time off with Lara at half-term and Christmas.
As Lara has said goodbye to her nursery friends over the last three weeks I've slightly regretted this decision because nursery has changed - their focus has moved on to activities for the younger children.
I don't think it has really sunk in for Lara what saying goodbye means. For all but one or two of her nursery peers, this means never seeing them again. With a new school there will be a whole new group of friends.
I asked Lara last night whether she was excited about starting school and the answer was "Yes, because I will get to eat sandwiches from my lunchbox!" Good old Lara, always driven by her stomach.