September Blues

It has been a bit quiet on this here blog the past few weeks. The summer holidays make it hard to find time to think, let alone write. My house is in need of a jolly good clean and my purse is as empty as my food cupboards, yet still I feel a sense of dread about September.


September Image courtesy of Shutterstock

September Image courtesy of Shutterstock


They may drive me crazy but I love my kids being home. And soon the house will be quiet.

My middle one will reluctantly trudge back to school. He doesn’t like it a whole lot, and I know his face will be a little sadder, a little more anxious as the new term kicks in.

The youngest starts school properly. While I have cherished the 6 hours a week peace afforded me by pre-school, that has been enough for me. I will miss him when he goes full-time. And while I am busy jollying him along about how much fun he is going to have, he is just telling me he is ‘never going to school’ and how he wishes he was still ‘3’. He will settle in, I know. There were tears on his taster day, but he came out smiling, and I know that it will be just the same in a couple of weeks time. It took a long year before he stopped crying at pre-school drop offs, and though he always came out having had a lovely time, I dreaded those mornings of peeling him off me while he sobbed – let’s hope school is an easier transition eh!

And my eldest is flying the nest to university. Which is going to be terribly odd. I am going to miss her, if not the mouldy cups and mess she surrounds herself with. Nineteen years I have shared my life with her, and while I know I still will be part of her life, it will be strange not having her under my roof. Who will steal all my clean socks and only return them singly? Who will fill the house with loud singing and her particular brand of silliness? Who will hug me while smugly enjoying that they are taller than me now?

It will be a quieter house in September. I will miss them all while they are in their various places of education. But perhaps in that quiet I may rediscover a little bit more of me? That may just be the silver lining.

Love Miss Cisco XXX



  1. August 26, 2015 / 12:20 pm

    Wow- you have a lot of transition going on in your home and as the ‘Momma bear’ you’ll certainly be feeling it, trying to smooth the way for everyone else. I hope that you get that bit more time for you in September and that the kids all settle into their new phases well x
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  2. August 26, 2015 / 12:46 pm

    We have been back a week already, and I will admit to being really sad about it. Time to recharge the batteries (I can dream) before my third baby arrives though! Hope all goes well.
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  3. August 26, 2015 / 8:45 pm

    I hope it all goes well for you. Well done on your dd’s A-level results and best of luck at uni. I personally am still in denial that uni is happening. And best of luck to your littlest starting school.
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  4. August 27, 2015 / 7:48 am

    It’s a really big September for you, no wonder you’re not looking forward to it! But I hope it all goes really well for them and for you. And that silver lining is a nice thing to look forward to! x
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  5. August 27, 2015 / 10:15 pm

    September is always bittersweet for me. I love the peace, but I miss my boys so much,. You have some big family milestones coming. Fingers cross for a peaceful september
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  6. August 28, 2015 / 4:06 pm

    Oh Sonua so much change going on. It will be weird not having the eldest around I’m sure although at least you’ll know where everything is. Not that that is any consolation. I’m with you on the starting school, POD starts school a week on Tuesday and I’m dreading it. She’s been at the same nursery/pre-school since she was a year old. It’s going to be very weird indeed. Here’s to getting through it together xx
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  7. August 28, 2015 / 4:17 pm

    Lots of changes for you this september.
    I hope all goes smoothly. Thinking about your little one starting school, my little one starts nursery and there will be lots of tears from us both! x

  8. August 28, 2015 / 9:26 pm

    Eliza is so ready for school and is looking forward to going all day. She has finished at midday for a year so I am looking forward to spending time with Sebby. I am sure you will find something to occupy you
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  9. August 29, 2015 / 7:19 am

    Quite a few milestones going on. I am dreading giving my son back to school next week – I’d like the summer to go on forever.
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  10. September 2, 2015 / 10:04 am

    wow you have a lot going on and i hope it all workls out lovely in the end for you hun

  11. September 5, 2015 / 9:01 pm

    I’ve found it difficult this month too. My son’s going into year one – turning into a proper boy now, not a baby – and my daughter’s upped her pre-school hours. I miss them both already. But I’m hoping that good things will come out of this transition – I hope they do for you, too. recently posted…A room of one’s ownMy Profile

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