I totally didn’t forget this one….WINNING!!

Totally had my shit together this time | Our Urban Box

A week or so ago I shared my story about the day I forgot Mr 5’s very first day of preschool. Yep, I actually forgot. Horrified at the time, but now we just wet our pants laughing about it. I was determined not to make the same mistake twice (ha although I came very close to forgetting) and today I was totally the mum who had her shit together and I remembered. We were even early. Like super early. I MAY have been just a bit keen to get her there… just a smidgen maybe.

Miss 3 was cool, calm, walked in like she owned the place. Knew where everything went, waltzed outside to put her lunch in the fridge, asked for sunscreen then sat down to paint.

Ah, um, ok?? How about a hug and kiss for your mum? Where was that?

I was telling a girlfriend this morning that I didn’t know whether to expect tears or not, but when tears didn’t happen, I am suddenly thinking “hello, where are the tears to show me that you might just kinda miss me a bit today?”. But nope, she just waved me off half heartedly as she was too engrossed in her painting. I think deep down I knew tears weren’t going to happen, she was already familiar with the preschool and the teachers from Mr 5 being there. And she was so excited to be going. But still, a little resistance to show I am still needed could have been nice.

Here are a few snaps I took. There aren’t many, you know… being the 2nd child and all…


Don’t let that angelic face fool you!


Straight to the painting, no tears, could barely get a goodbye out of her.

Straight to the painting, no tears, could barely get a goodbye out of her.

But first, lets take a "before we go collect her from preschool" car selfie!

But first, lets take a “before we go collect her from preschool” car selfie!

Do you have little ones starting preschool this year? How’d it go?

Fleur x


  1. Tessa - Down that Little Lane

    January 23, 2015 at 8:31 pm

    2nd kids are all the same, total breeze, less emotion and it sorta hurts but then feels oh so good x

    1. Fleur - Our Urban Box

      January 24, 2015 at 8:24 pm

      Haha, yep it was total breeze! No emotion at all. And yes, it feels so so good!! Finally I feel I am getting some time back for myself!

  2. Jess @ A Little Part of the World

    January 23, 2015 at 8:50 pm

    H starts pre-school the week after next. He’s really excited. He might be a little resistant at first being a new environment. I know what you mean about 2nd children though… Miss E took no time at all to settle into day care.. she waved me off and was as right as rain. She was familiar with the routine as was used to H going there too. Yay to her having a great day. So grown up now. Jx
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    1. Fleur - Our Urban Box

      January 24, 2015 at 8:22 pm

      I think it is easier with the 2nd because as you said they are so used to the routine! I can’t wait to hear about H’s first day of preschool.

  3. Ingrid @ Fabulous and Fun Life

    January 23, 2015 at 9:44 pm

    Glad it went well! Everything is easier with the second child, or in my case the third child, as my first two were twins!
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    1. Fleur - Our Urban Box

      January 24, 2015 at 8:21 pm

      Thanks Ingrid. It is easier the 2nd time round. Gets easier each day too.

  4. Alyson

    January 23, 2015 at 11:05 pm

    Awwww – she’s got your number! Number 2, she’s always going to have it sorted…but you’ll be right mum πŸ™‚ right mum? Bye, seeya later mum….(I’m projecting again)
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    1. Fleur - Our Urban Box

      January 24, 2015 at 8:19 pm

      Oh yes she does! Little Miss independent she is. x

  5. Trish

    January 24, 2015 at 6:11 am

    so cute! and well done on getting there. Hahaha!
    T x
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  6. Sonia Life Love Hiccups

    January 24, 2015 at 10:43 am

    Oh yayyy. So glad it went well chick AND you remembered lol. I hear you re the second child… pity my third though. He is lucky if I remember to take a photo at all πŸ˜‰ xx
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    1. Fleur - Our Urban Box

      January 24, 2015 at 8:17 pm

      It went too well! Oh, poor third child… if I had a third I think it would miss out on so much! I’m too forgetful for three children!

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      March 9, 2017 at 11:05 pm

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  7. Sammie @ The Annoyed Thyroid

    January 24, 2015 at 7:38 pm

    So cute! And look at that sunny yellow dress! Second time lucky, hey?!

    1. Fleur - Our Urban Box

      January 24, 2015 at 8:16 pm

      Thanks! She wears yellow so well. Yep, 2nd time lucky! Or perhaps it was running into a preschool teacher the week before who reminded me ha!

    2. Lilly

      March 9, 2017 at 11:24 pm

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  8. Jo @ You had us at hello

    January 24, 2015 at 8:10 pm

    She is too cute!!! That dress is adorable!! My youngest starts kindy next year, so with eldest this year starting kindy it will all happen so fast!!

    1. Fleur - Our Urban Box

      January 24, 2015 at 8:15 pm

      Thank you! Sounds like you have two big years coming up! Good luck Jo. Its so exciting isn’t it?

  9. Jenni from Styling Curvy

    January 25, 2015 at 7:43 am

    Now that’s the grin of a winner and what a cutie she is x

  10. Maxabella

    January 26, 2015 at 12:04 am

    Sadly, I don’t have a breezy kid amongst my three. They are all cling-ons. Once upon a time I thought my second born was a breezer ,but it turns out she was just waiting her time to cling. I hope your little one continues to love preschool this much – yay! x
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    1. Fleur - Our Urban Box

      January 26, 2015 at 8:27 pm

      Your second one was luring you into a false hope of security – little tricker! x

  11. Shannon

    January 26, 2015 at 10:36 pm

    Gorgeous! Love her yellow dress. And high 5 to you for remembering!
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  12. Sarah @She Writes

    January 28, 2015 at 8:43 pm

    Glad to hear the day went well. Nothing worse than trying to pull a clinging, crying, child away. Heart wrenching. She looks very happy and confident and I love her dress!

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