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Living Arrows 29/52 – Getting ready for big school!

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This time in two months Daisy will be a member of a Primary school. Wow! Where has the time gone? I felt really emotional recently, as I purchased all of Daisy’s school uniform and supplies, mostly because I’m nervous about her allergies and how it will go having dinners at school. I know that I could pack a lunch for Daisy, and she would be really excited, but also I want her to be the same as her peers and sit and eat dinner each day with everyone.

Daisy holding a bag of Quavers with two ducks outside in the grounds of hospital

It is hard to believe that in under 2 months Daisy will be at big school, all being well with the virus of course! I’m really excited for Daisy, as I know she will thrive when learning to read and write more than she already has. I feel that Daisy loves to learn, and is always enjoying learning new things, so hopefully school will be an interesting part of life for her.

I feel a little nervous, mostly just for the allergies, and also because Daisy’s latest FPIES in-hospital food trial has been cancelled. I’ve looked into having it done privately, but at £1,200 – £1,500 I’m not sure if that isn’t just a bit too expensive really, and instead we will wait until 2021 when Daisy will be reviewed and invited back for her next trial. It’s so disappointing, but I understand that there have to be priority cases, and a child with an iGe allergy should get that slot over Daisy.

During the week I ordered all of Daisy’s school uniform. It feels like such a big step! I was really pleased to see that I had budgeted perfectly for it, and actually had a little bit of money leftover after purchasing all the supplies on our list. I’ve used Etsy for some personalised items, including a book bag, P.E bag and water bottles too. I’m hopeful that Daisy will like everything I chose, as she was at Nursery when I shopped online, and we’re going to have a practice run through of getting changed for P.E and dressing herself etc, to make sure she’s as ready as she can be!

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Donna

Friday 24th of July 2020

The time has flown by Katy. I can't believe she's going to be at school either - crazy! She looks like a teenager in this photo, so tall! x

katykicker

Sunday 2nd of August 2020

It's gone SO fast!

Sarah

Thursday 23rd of July 2020

Awww how exciting for you all! She'll love it I'm sure! Reception is the best year! xx

katykicker

Sunday 2nd of August 2020

Thank you, I really hope so! x

Katrina | ChatterFox

Wednesday 22nd of July 2020

It sounds like she's going to really enjoy learning at school. I understand how worried you are from an allergy perspective. My friend's little boy has severe allergies and his school have been amazing. Also, my mother in law is a school cook and they are very keen on avoiding cross contamination when they know they have a child with allergies in school.

Katrina x

katykicker

Sunday 2nd of August 2020

That's great to know, thanks so much for sharing with me! x

Hannah

Tuesday 21st of July 2020

Eek can't believe she's starting school! Such an exciting time but so emotional too :) #livingarrows

katykicker

Sunday 2nd of August 2020

It goes by so fast doesn't it! x

Kim Carberry

Monday 20th of July 2020

Oh wow! Where has the time gone. It is crazy to think Daisy will soon be starting school. I bet she loves it and it sounds like she's ready for it. Good luck x

katykicker

Sunday 2nd of August 2020

Thank you so much!

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