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Back To School: No Tears Allowed #BTS

Summer flew by and now it's time for the first day of school. Doesn't matter if your kid is beginning their first day of kindergarten like the Littlest One, heading to middle school or gearing up for their senior year of high school, there's nothing like the first day of school. No one ever told me the first day of school would be so emotional. Not for the kiddos but for us parents.   

A friend and I were talking the other day and she confessed she was a total wreck when she dropped her youngest off for her first day at her new middle school. She just sat in her car and cried as she watched her daughter walk up the steps to her classroom.  The feeling was mutual. I confessed I too boo-hooed all the way from the kids' school to the office parking garage. 

I don't know what it is but I always get so emotional after dropping the kids off on the first day of school. It's just something I've come to expect. It's my first day of school ritual I guess. I drop the kids off. I cry on the way to work. I pick up the kids and I cry because I'm so proud of them. This activity repeats itself on the last day of school as well. I drop the kids off at school. I cry on the way to work. I pick the kids up from school and I cry because I'm so proud of them. First day and last day without fail, the tears will flow.

I'm not ashamed of the tears for I know it's just growing pains.  It's just learning to let go.  As our kids grow, so do we.  

What about you.
Did you cry on the first day of school after dropping off your little ones?

Let me know, leave a comment below.


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