New Kid On The Block: Starting At A New Nursery

16/12/2017 18:55 GMT

Close-up of a boy crying


The last time I saw Elliot – three hours and twenty minutes ago – he was being carried away by a girl he barely knows, his eyes fixed on mine with a pleading, desperate look of terror, tears streaming down his burning purple cheeks, arms outstretched towards me, sobbing "Mummy! Mummy!"

"Don't worry, you're going to have some Weetabix now," I said feebly, as though a 100Slideshow-121274%