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January 22, 2008

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Vonnie

Awww love - if it's any consolation I bawled my little heart out a year and a half ago when I abandoned my baby for his first day at school. I'd just enough time to reapply some mascara that had been snottered off before going to collect him when he spent the next six hours regaling me with tales of his triumphs. I also left my two younger babies at daycare last week for the first time and I'm still struggling to deal with the 'I'm not needed now' feeling too.

You're raising an amazing human being, there.

stinkerbell

tap dance on the edge love...

Hyena In Petticoats

Oh, sweetheart.....

Take a deep breath....

And know that you (and Max) will be fine.

I'm thinking of you...

Leah xxx

KT

I'll cry at the gate with you.

charlotte

I cried my entire first day of school after mum left. I'm sure Max won't. Of course you will. And of course all the other mums will too.
Don't wear mascara. And do take a small linen hanky. If you don't have one you could always make one. You could even cross-stitch your initials on it. Every handbag of my mother's I've been through (oh and there were many) - each had its own linen hanky (and packet of sucral).

Donna

Hi, I totally understand what a huge thing starting school is...for the parent! When my youngest started school for the first time I was so afraid I'd cry all day I told all my friends so they arranged to take me for coffee. It is an excellent distraction. So, my advice would be...have something planned for right after you say your first goodbye...

Donna

Hi, I totally understand what a huge thing starting school is...for the parent! When my youngest started school for the first time I was so afraid I'd cry all day I told all my friends so they arranged to take me for coffee. It is an excellent distraction. So, my advice would be...have something planned for right after you say your first goodbye...

kirsten

well, i'll be doing my best to hold it in till i get back home so i can have a good old howl in my bedroom!! like you, i am super excited about this next phase of tom's life but there is an inevitable grief of leaving the last phase behind. my school boy. wow.

kirsten

oh. and happy last day at "work" for you! hope it proves to be merely a stepping stone in the next phase of YOUR life. love to you, girl.

Nicole

I don't have children, but reading your post, I got a little misty-eyed too, imagining what you and other amazing mother-friends of mine go through with their wee ones. That's one of the most amazing things about this whole blog thing, we get meaningful little glimpses into the wide, beautiful world of human experiences. Even though I won't experience the same things as you, I can empathize, and understand, and feel connected.

Thanks for sharing!

jessica

you are so sweet. your words make me excited for my own max's firstday of school. but at the same time my eyes are filling just thinking about it.
your children are so lucky.

joanna

i am full of envy...=) i hope one day i can call the day "my last day at work", and hopefully as my siu momo grows up, i can spend more time at home with her.

Kristen

Yep, I'll be blubbling all day long on thursday (just like his first day of preschool). Jack wore his new school shoes all day today too!

Shula

You will cry like a total girl.

I did, and I NEVER cry.

And then you'll be fine.

If not, email me immediately.

nonlineargirl

Just thinking about it makes me a little misty. I am a few years from real school, but I get teary when my toddler talks proudly about her (pre)school, her friends and doing things on her own.

What a sweet milestone.

Susana

Wishing you strength across the oceans...if you stare at the waves today you'll see some extra push and pull and it's my hug to you. Cry. Let it out, be alive with joy, sorrow, and unexplicable tearing at your heart.

michelle

Hope your endings went well, your beginnings are joyful, and the in-betweens peaceful.

rebecca

Oh goodness what an emotional day - hope all went well and all the tears were happy ones!

Mama Urchin

Maybe you need some new shoes too, that might help. Seriously though, you're both about to embark on a new adventure, try to enjoy it.

make and do

i will be in the same position next week too, and haven't stopped thinking about it from the moment i wake to the moment i sleep.

my mantra: The only thing constant in life is change" Rochefoucald.

good luck, take a pair of sunglasses!

makeanddo

joyce

oh you have to cry! it's the thing to do when your child goes off to school all by themselves... i cried when it was only pre-school...i'm sure i will really cry when it's kindergarten...

sooz

lol.

Laugh

Cry

Round and round, up one hill and speeding down another.

You certainly won't be alone.

And since I am late to the post, happy first day of the next bit.

martha

he's going to take that school by storm. They're always ready way before we are ready for them to go:)
Enjoy this new phase of your career and life!

manda

crying,.,.. absolutely.

Tiel

I certainly will be joining you. I have one starting school and the other starting kindy.

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