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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 Keyser Söze 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 SweetHart 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 Silver 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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