Yes, I Am That Mom. You Know The One..

8:59 AM

The one that is walking back to her car crying like a blubbering idiot. The one who things that schools are evil institutions designed to rip babies away from their moms (okay, maybe that is a bit much.) That is how I felt today at least, as I walked my very last baby into a crowded cafeteria packed with kids.

He seemed so small as I led him through the breakfast line. How could I let him go, how would he ever do this on his own? I walked him to his classroom and just like that, without a single goodbye, my baby ran in the door and was gone. Gone are the days of cuddling on the couch and random "I love you mommy" whispers throughout the day. Everyone says how lucky I am to have an "empty nest" during the day now, but let me tell you, this is one sad mama bird.

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  1. Ahhhh, I know exactly how you feel! I just dropped my 2nd grader off and had to hold back the tears. My youngest will be starting Pre-K within the next few weeks and I am actually dreading not having any kids at home :( Your kids are all so handsome.


  2. I'm right there with you! I dropped my son off for Kindergarten over an hour ago and I am STILL crying!!!
    I want him to grow and learn and become his own person. I'm just mourning the change.

  3. Aww, thanks Mellisa, they are all so much better looking than there mommy thank goodness lol.

    Yes Nicole, I know he needs and wants this, but for the first time in 11 years, I am home alone. It is going to take some getting used to.

  4. (((HUGS))) They will still need you for cuddles I promise!! You'll find your new routine and it will all be ok. Easy for me to say with two at home I know right??

  5. Mine are both in high school now, and I still feel like crying on the first day of school. The house is so quiet without them here!

  6. Mine are grown and gone, and I still find myself looking out the window about 4:15...looking for the school bus.

  7. ((HUGS)) mamma! I am only 1 week behind you and I'll be posting this same thing next week. I'm so nervous.

  8. Thanks ladies! Always glad to hear I am not alone. All the teachers this morning were all saying they were sure I was glad to see the boys going back to school, but truthfully I am not. I miss them, but it is good to have some quiet time I guess. I went grocery shopping alone today and it went a lot quicker than usual lol.

  9. Oh, I'm in tears reading this remembering when my second (and last) went off to school - I know just how you feel.
    I also used to take a photo of them with their friend on the first day of school each year, just like you. I swear that photo could have been one of mine. =)
    You will get used to it and find many things to do, but let yourself cry for the next few days, it's OK.
    The Shewbridges of Central Florida

  10. I'm glad I'm easing into this by getting 2 afternoons a week to myself this year before we get into the Kindergarten grind next year.



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