Max is a school boy now!

This is the end of Max’s first week in school.

And it could not have gone any better!

That wee quiet smile on his face there? That’s been there all week.


As soon as he saw his uniform on Tuesday morning, he literally whooped with joy. A fist pump and everything!

He knows exactly what the jumper means, thanks to the wonderful transition that the nursery (which is joined onto the school) provided for him last term, so he knew straight away where he was going.

So every morning this week, we’ve been getting ready for school, and he’s been happy.

And every morning this week when he saw his teacher, he’d run straight up to her and give her a hug!

He loves his new routine SO much, in fact, that this morning, he didn’t even look back as he waved in my general direction! He was looking forward so much to going into school that he didn’t need to.

I could not be more amazed and delighted at how well he’s settled in!

And, to top it off?

Today, for the first time ever, he came up to me after he finished his lunch, signed (using Makaton) and said “Mummy” correctly while looking straight at me, and gave me a hug.

I mean, he’s said “ummy” in the past, but I don’t think he’s ever understood thatΒ I’m Mummy. That my “label”, so to speak, is Mummy.

Today he showed me that he understands that now.

Of course, that led to me grinning like a loon and also sobbing like one, hiding in the bathroom so he wouldn’t see me crying!

I’ve waited five years and ten months for that moment.

Five years and ten months to hear my little man calling me “Mummy”.

Excuse me now, while I go re-apply my mascara.

I may have started crying again while writing this.

My little man knows that I’m his Mummy.

I don’t think anything will top this feeling for quite some time!

Ethans Escapades
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  1. August 16, 2013 / 1:58 pm

    That’s lovely to hear, I’m glad it’s working so well for him.

    • Marylin
      August 16, 2013 / 2:04 pm

      Thanks Jax, me too! πŸ™‚

  2. August 16, 2013 / 2:31 pm

    Oh Softie! I am so happy to read all is going well and that last bit—well you aren’t the only one crying right now.
    I am so happy for BOTH of you for that moment. *Massive hugs* Congrats!

    • Marylin
      August 16, 2013 / 3:06 pm

      Oh my gosh… BRE!!! Thank you so much, it’s a huge step! I was howling in the bathroom I was so overcome by it, lol! :)How ARE you? How did you find me again? I was just thinking about you the other day you know! πŸ™‚ Much love xx

      • August 16, 2013 / 4:20 pm

        Such a wonderful memory! Especially with how hard-fought it has been to finally get it. So happy for you! Could just hug you across the Atlantic!
        I am good! I didn’t really lose you *blushes*. I still have you on my reading feed, but I haven’t been reading blogs or blogging for over a year. Just started up again (reading sites and blogging) a few weeks ago and been catching up ^_^.

        Then I saw you beautiful post and just had to squee alongside πŸ˜€

        Much love back! I can’t believe Max is already starting regular school! Just blows my mind!

        • Marylin
          August 17, 2013 / 11:11 am

          LOL I totally lost track of you along with most of the wow bloggers after a while!The last time we spoke you’d *just* had your first little guy, and now there’s a second on the way!! Congrats! πŸ™‚
          How times change eh? πŸ™‚ *tacklehugs*
          (also… PAPERCLIPS!) x

  3. August 16, 2013 / 3:26 pm

    Awww, that’s so awesome! I’m happy for you and him and the great week you’re having <3

    • Marylin
      August 17, 2013 / 12:43 am

      I’m really just so amazed and thankful for how wonderful this week has been! πŸ™‚ <3

  4. August 17, 2013 / 9:11 am

    You’ve made me cry!!

    • Marylin
      August 17, 2013 / 11:09 am

      Hehe, I would say I’m sorry, but I’m so not… I had myself in tears!! lol xxx

  5. August 18, 2013 / 7:14 pm

    This post has me in tears, I long for Ethan to know that I’m his mummy, I’m so glad you finally got your mummy moment. He is also doing amazingly well with starting school, it sounds like they have done a marvelous job getting him ready for this change.
    Thanks for linking up with Small Steps Amazing Achievements :0)

    • Marylin
      August 18, 2013 / 9:27 pm

      Thanks Jane! He’s only just started to try to verbalise over the last 4 months or so – it’s an amazing feeling to see it happening! πŸ™‚ Early Intervention really is key! We’ve integrated PECS at home from the start of the year, and with all the support from his school, it’s been amazing. πŸ™‚

  6. August 19, 2013 / 10:04 am

    Aww bless, he looks fab. Hope it all goes well. Hugs x

    • Marylin
      August 19, 2013 / 10:05 am

      All is going SO well so far! Couldn’t be more pleased! πŸ™‚ x

  7. October 6, 2013 / 5:26 pm

    Sat here trying not to cry! Such a special time! I’m so glad he’s settles into School so well! (I know it’s been a few months now, I’ve only just got round to reading!)I love reading about Zack and Max and all the ways they’re progressing through life! You’re a wonderful mum and there’s so much love in ALL of your posts! Love you Marylin, keep doing what you do best! <3

    • Marylin
      October 7, 2013 / 9:13 am

      I cry every time I think about it! Thank you so much Zoe, what you’ve said means SO much.It’s been over a month since then and everything has just been on the up and up!! <3 xx

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