We picked a pair of sturdy black velcro shoes, ready to take on the challenges of the playground while promoting independence and some super bright green sports trainers, as I can't resist colour on the boy, before boxing them up and heading home. Clutching the complementary 'Let's Start School memory book' under his arm he seems so grown up all of a sudden. When I asked him what he might like to be when he's older – apart from saying a human which is a good start right – the answers such as painter, music player, dinosaur hunter and architect followed, and I look at this small boy who will one day be a man and a lump catches in my throat.
I'm sure next year there will be tears as he starts 'big boy' school, and most likely they will all be mine.
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*We received vouchers c/o Clarks for this post. All words and opinions are my own.