I have no idea why it is built into the woman's emotions to cry on the first day of school. We know that our children will be taken care of and that the teachers are great. We know that they will feed them, let them go to the bathroom, give them snack and treat them like their own. We know all of this, but still cry!
I thought for sure that this year I wouldn't cry..I mean Andrew's in 1st grade and Eli's starting Kindergarten. I thought that it was just last year because of my hormones (Payton was 3 weeks old when they started last year) that I cried. Nope, I have come to realize that YES in deed, I am a card carrying member of the sobbing mother's first day of school club. I am talking "ugly cry". Try as I might, I couldn't hold the tears from flowing. It's not that I think they will be miserable, it's just that I am so proud of them and my heart just swells!
Jesse and I set a system in place last year because we both know I'm a crier. Jesse takes the kids to school on the first day so I can cry my ugly cry at home and not embarrass myself or the Red's. We repeated this process this year and Jesse left with the Red's a little while ago. They grow up so fast : (
yeah, I'm crying again!