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Date: 9/4/08 11:32 AM

So my little guy (he'll be 6 next week) just got on the bus for school this morning. I was mostly ok, but the teacher sent home a little envelope that said don't open until 9:15 Thursday and it was a sappy poem.So that started me crying. :)

Anyway, I think I'm done now (with the crying) can't help but wonder if he made it to school ok (I'm sure the teacher would call). I guess it's tough letting the "baby" go.He's been my little buddy all this time while his sister has been at school.

Anyway, he was all excited...not worried a bit...he hopped on the bus no problem.

You guys would not believe how quiet it is in the house. Amazing.

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Date: 9/4/08 11:43 AM

Oh you make me misty eyed reading your post. I'm NOT ready for that day. My youngest turned 4 at the end of June and we don't plan to send him to K until he is 6 (so not this coming fall, but the next one). I'm not sure how I'm going to fair when he goes. My daughter just turned 11 yesterday and so I've been a SAHM for 11 years now, it will be weird when it's just me home during the day and so quiet. I imagine I'll find plenty to do while they are away.

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Date: 9/4/08 11:45 AM

I know exactly how you feel. Last fall my youngest went to full day kinder and I was lost without him... for about two days... once I realized the house was going to stay clean and I could actually work and sew more, I got busy!!
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Date: 9/4/08 11:52 AM

Aw, it's hard to see them grow up. Enjoy your "quiet time".

Yesterday, the second day of school for my kiddos, I realized I was exhausted and I could actually take a nap. And I did! It was heavenly.

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Date: 9/4/08 1:09 PM

Awww Jilly...

I know how you feel. My little guy is now in second grade. That first day of kindergarten on the bus... he just seemed so little for such a big thing.

He'll be ok. I think we worry more than the kids do! It's just a right of passage - embrace each stage as it comes!

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Date: 9/4/08 1:20 PM

Well it helps that his big sister was with him. She is in 3rd grade so she knows the ropes.

Yep, it will probably take a couple days to get used to this for sure. I did have to run over to school to bring his benadryl and I was chatting with the Principal for a minute. Anyway, she said it goes so much better when the parents don't come with (which I know from experience).

Yeah, Andy (my son) is a little older too...his birthday is Sept 15th so he just missed that cut off. And it's good he was home an extra year...he wasn't ready last year. My daughter went just after she turned 5...her birthday is just before the cut off. She did great, but she tends to show a bit more maturity than the little guy.

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Date: 9/4/08 2:35 PM

And last week a friend called to chat and it turned out her college student son had just called to say he made it to Manchester, England, OK (smester abroad). She was feeling a little lonely as she realized he was gone for several month and not just a few hours drive away from home.

Each time we let go, it ought to get easier, but that is not always the case (hopefully we hide it well from the kids).

Your son will do just fine and you too will survive (and go on to sew more and more).

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Date: 9/4/08 2:50 PM

It IS amazing how quiet the house is. Right now all I here is the clacking of my fingers against the keyboard, the bird preening himself, and my dishwasher. I never hear that in the summer LOL.

I never missed my kids and they never missed me when they went off to school. I was excited and they were too. Maybe because there are four of them. Although this year was the first year that I wished we had maybe two or three more weeks of summer vacation. They got out late (3rd week in June) and are back already.

I was singing that song, "It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year" all weekend while finishing back-to-school shopping .

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Date: 9/4/08 4:36 PM

Hah, yes I'm sure I'll get used to it pretty fast. It's almost time for the bus to drop them off. We are extremely lucky in that our house is the bus stop. As a result I don't drive them to school a whole lot.

Eh, by next Tuesday I probably won't miss them that much. I'll know they're fine...and I'm not worried about my daughter at all.

They'll be home in about 15 minutes so I'm going to go start the oven and make some of those pillsbury cookies. They'll like that.I was too lazy to mix up real cookie dough.

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Date: 9/4/08 6:32 PM

Well, here's my pathetic story:
My youngest child DROVE OFF on the first day of school this year. Yep, DROVE HIMSELF to school. You can only imagine how strange that felt! He had just got his driver's license 5 days before school started.
Every year at back to school time I go into a -well--depression I guess. I hate sending them to school! Some moms I know have a "back to school party" but I don't attend. I take my kids to ice cream after they get home from school on the first day. I have done this ever since they started elementary school. The last few years the ice cream trip was for dessert since DS is playing football and practices right after school. Before that, it was right after I picked them up from the first day.
This year, DS girlfiend's mom and I went to lunch a few days into the second week. We both feel kinda the same when summer ends.sniff sniff

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