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Thursday 19th September 2019

Stacey Solomon reveals she's a 'mess' as she sends her eldest son off to secondary school

Good luck, Zachary!

She admitted she was feeling emotional ahead of her eldest son's first day at secondary school and now the day has arrived, Stacey Solomon has revealed she's a "mess".

Zachary, 11, has been home schooled for the past two years but today (September 5), he headed back into the classroom.

Stacey shared her feelings the night before Zachary's big day with her Instagram followers. She said: "I'm already a mess. HELP."

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And so it begins... A whole new world. The beginning of adolescence. Will the gut wrench ever ease? Zachary what can I say... (I promised I wouldn’t be too gushy in case your friends see this😂) So here goes... I’ve had the most amazing two years with you. Home education has been all that I imagined and so much more. It wasn’t always easy but it was always rewarding. I know that you can do anything you put your mind to, and you’ve put your mind to going to secondary school so I know you’ll be brilliant. I’m nervous, excited and everything in between but I know this is what you need and as much as I’d love to spend all of my time with you, I know I have to let you go. Good luck my darling! I love you more than you’ll ever know 🖤 • He’s as prepared as is physically possible and I still feel like I’ve forgotten something 🤢 Rucksack with every piece of stationary imaginable, lunch, snack, uniform on by the book and his shiny, clean @clarkskids (AD)... (I remember getting my first pair) I sure if he’s anything like me he will come back with hardly anything, scuffs on his shoes and scabby knees but as long as he comes back happy that’s all I pray for! 🖤

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Sharing pictures of Zachary's school uniform to her Instagram Stories, she revealed: "It's the big day tomorrow and I've ironed and lint rolled this about 22 times."

She also shared posts saying she was "freaking out" at the thought of sending him into school without something he might need.

Staring at this trying to imagine what he's doing? If he's made friends and hoping he has everything he needs.

She said: "I would be gutted if he was the only kid at school who forgot an item or did something 'wrong'."

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Posting a picture of her smiling eldest ready for school, Stacey revealed: "And so it begins... A whole new world. The beginning of adolescence. Will the gut wrench ever ease?"

She also paid tribute to her son. She said: "Zachary what can I say… (I promised I wouldn't be too gushy in case your friends see this) So here goes… I've had the most amazing two years with you."

She also spoke about home schooling, admitting it was "all that I imagined and so much more".

She added: "It wasn't always easy but it was always rewarding."

Addressing her son, she said: "I know that you can do anything you put your mind to, and you’ve put your mind to going to secondary school so I know you’ll be brilliant. I’m nervous, excited and everything in between but I know this is what you need and as much as I’d love to spend all of my time with you, I know I have to let you go."

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She added: "Good luck my darling! I love you more than you’ll ever know."

She also revealed that he was all prepared with new pens, books and school shoes and added: "If he’s anything like me he will come back with hardly anything, scuffs on his shoes and scabby knees but as long as he comes back happy that’s all I pray for!"

As Zachary knuckled down to his studies, Stacey revealed that – despite the distraction of heading into work for the second day running – she was still finding her emotions hard to deal with.

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Lads 😂 The boys had a lot of fun putting sunglasses on Rexy today 😂

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Reposting the photo of her son in his uniform, she said: "Staring at this trying to imagine what he's doing? If he's made friends and hoping he has everything he needs."

She also revealed that she was crying into her smoothie as she headed into work.

"Sunglasses on so that no one will notice me crying into my smoothie," she said.

Stacey is also mum to Zachary's younger brothers Leighton and baby Rex.

Zachary's first day at school came as Stacey's first day back with her Loose Women pals was revealed.

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