First Day of School - Mum's heartwarming poem will tug at the heartstrings of parents
When a child first starts school it’s a huge milestone not just for them but parents too. As most parents would agree it is one of the most emotional days in bringing up a child.
With this in mind, Emma Robinson, has written a poem which perfectly sums up how many parents feel and a teacher shares a heartfelt reply.
With thousands of shares online from her blog Motherhood for Slackers,it has certainly tugged at many parents heartstrings.
I know you're rather busy First day back, there's just no time A whole new class of little ones And this one here is mine
I'm sure you have things covered And have done this lots before But my boy is very little He hasn't long turned four
In his uniform this morning He looked so tall and steady But now beside your great big school I’m not quite sure he’s ready
Do you help them eat their lunch? Are you quick to soothe their fears? And if he falls and hurts his knee Will someone dry his tears?
And what if no-one plays with him? What if someone’s mean? What if two kids have a fight And he’s caught in between?
You’re right, I have to leave now It’s time for him to go I’m sure he’ll learn so much from you Things that I don’t know
Yes, I’m sure they settle quickly That he’s fine now without me I know he has to go to school It’s just so fast, you see
It seems like just a blink ago I first held him in my arms It’s been my job to love, to teach To keep him safe from harm
So, when I wave goodbye in a moment And he turns to walk inside Forgive me if I crumple Into tears of loss and pride
I know as I give him one more kiss And watch him walk away, That he’ll never again be wholly mine As he was before today.
I understand that you are scared to wave your child goodbye and leave him in a teacher’s hands don’t worry if you cry!
I’m used to weeping parents It’s hard to leave I know. But it’s time to share him (just a bit) To help him learn and grow.
Let me reassure you That I’ll give your child my best I’ll wipe his tears, soothe his fears And change his dirty vest!
If your darling child is full of cold I’ll blow their nose all day Just like you, I’ll care for them In a special way.
I’ll treat him like I would my own I’ll catch him from a fall and If there is ANY problem I’ll be sure to tell you all.
It’s true he’ll grow to love us They’ll talk of school a lot It doesn’t mean they hate you And that you should lose the plot!
I’ll tell you a secret.. That when your child is here They talk to me as much of you Of this please have no fear.
You’ll always be their mother Whilst teachers come and go To them you are their number one This I truly know.
Soon you’ll see some changes In your little girl or boy They’ll become more independent And to see this, it’s a joy!
I’ll teach them all I have to give To share, climb and to write But to you they safely will return To tuck them in at night.
With love from a teacher…
Does reading this poem remind you of how you felt this week on your child’s first day at school?