As children return to school for the first time in months, parents across the country have been feeling apprehensive and nervous, with some eager to get their kids' school-based studies back on track while others are choosing to keep their children at home for longer.
Today (22 June) Alaia returned to her year two class after three months at home, and mum Rochelle has opened up about how she's feeling. Posing in a long smock dress with her growing baby bump, she wrote on Instagram about her mixed feelings.
"Monday morning post school run, the first one for Alaia in 3 months... I thought I’d be jumping for joy but I have felt so nervous all morning, well in fact from last night," she shared.
"She [Alaia] was okay ish... I was not!! I’m sure I’ll be fine tomorrow after having the day to myself haha, but right now I can’t wait to go and pick her up..🤷🏽♀️ Anyone else?"
Many of Rochelle's followers quickly responded with their own experiences of the school return, sharing empathy and encouragement.
One wrote: "My child is like a totally different child now he’s back at school. He’s so happy again. Fantastic for his mental health. She will love it x"
While another told the star: "My daughter has also gone back today. I cried as my husband drove off with her for the 1st school run in 3 months. Made even more emotional by my son standing at the window shouting 'I'll miss you, I love you!' 1st day they've spent apart in 3 months. Fingers crossed they all have a good day ❤️"
Rochelle and Marvin are parents to Alaia as well as Valentina (3) and their beloved dog. They're currently expecting their third child, a baby boy.
Going back to school is undoubtedly a big change for all the kids who've spent such a long and unexpected period at home, and an adjustment for all the parents, too.
We wish them all the best of luck for a happy and safe return to lessons.
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