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I never understood the whole crying on the first day of school thing...

Anonymous
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I see so many posts about moms crying on their kid's first day of Kindergarten. I never understood that. I love my kids dearly and some milestones have been hard, but that one never upset me in that way. Maybe it's just because I'm not a big cryer. It takes a lot - and I do mean a lot - to make me cry. But the whole thing of crying on their first day of school...I just never understood it.

Posted by Anonymous on Aug. 14, 2014 at 1:18 AM
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Hannahluvsdogs
by Ruby Member on Aug. 14, 2014 at 1:20 AM

Some people are just more emotional, or they're used to always having their child with them and it's hard to let go.

.PinkHart.
by Ruby Member on Aug. 14, 2014 at 1:21 AM
Bc for many women, they have never been seperated from their kids prior. It is hard to suddenly wall away from them for 8 hours. And some women are just more emotional about things like that.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Aug. 14, 2014 at 1:25 AM
When my first born started kindergarten he cried.
He was very upset to be going and crying to the point where the vice principal came over , introduced herself to my son and I , and escorted him to his classroom . I cried after I walked away . It was because my son was crying.
There is nothing wrong with having emotions.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Aug. 14, 2014 at 1:26 AM
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I was dancing and singing " yes!!! Free babysitting for 8 hours!"
KendallsMommee
by Spoiled SAHM on Aug. 14, 2014 at 1:26 AM
I thought I would, but didn't. DD was so happy it made ME happy.

She's in second grade now and I still cry at her school recitals and award ceremonies, though.

Those things get me for some reason. DH cries, too....
marmie41
by Bronze Member on Aug. 14, 2014 at 1:27 AM
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I did with both. But I cried more at their high school graduations. Son graduates in May with his degree and I bet the water works will turn on again.
ncbirdie
by Platinum Member on Aug. 14, 2014 at 1:29 AM

Honestly, I teared up more thinking about him starting school than I did putting him on the bus.  It was so hard for me to come to grips that he was growing up.  He's six and I still look at him and think, "It feels like just yesterday that he was only this big."


228mommy922
by Platinum Member on Aug. 14, 2014 at 1:30 AM
I have cried most of dds firsts. So I probably will cry the first day of prek when the time comes. I'm an emotional person.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 4 on Aug. 14, 2014 at 1:35 AM

My kids are always with me. It is hard to let them go where I am not. It is also hard because it means they are growing up.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 5 on Aug. 14, 2014 at 1:37 AM

I cried the first time my dd1 went to daycare...she was 9 weeks old.  But school, not yet.  I cried at the graduation ceremonies they had.

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