Posted by Joke at 9:55 AM
sueeeus posted at 11:48 AM, August 23, 2010
I can't resist commenting. Normally I just lurk. :) My oldest will have his first day of school ever on Sept 1st. His dad expects that I will attend and take pictures of the momentous occasion. I was sort of planning on dropping him off at daycare as usual, and letting the daycare worry about school drop off and pick up. Won't it just confuse the poor kid and add to his first day stress if I'm blubbering all over him and smothering him with tearful kisses? I wonder if there is something wrong with me as a mother!
Joke posted at 2:17 PM, August 23, 2010
You are emblematic of all that is good and noble about the maternal impulse. You are saluted and lauded.
Paola posted at 4:23 PM, August 23, 2010
I am a proud mom who took her son to kindergarten at age 3 the first day, hug him tight, patted him on the shoulder and told him, see you later baby.
He never turned back (aprox 200 steps down to classes) and I promptly left. Mothers will hang there and all over the steps until it's time to pick their children up!!!
Said son is now in 5th grade and happy not to have a clingy mom.
And then we complain our children boss us around???
kim at allconsuming posted at 10:17 PM, August 23, 2010
Dude, I am almost counting down the days for our NFS to be walking through those school gates. It's still closer to 1,000 than 1 so that's a bit disappointing but NTS is down into the 100s before his first day. WOOT!
There may be a tear but it certainly won't be shed in public or anywhere near the school gates. Who am I kidding. That tear will only be from the lime I'm pulverising into my celebratory mojito.
I believe this is why we are blogging companions.
Stomper Girl posted at 10:46 PM, August 23, 2010
Oh I was the sooky mother at the gate, for BOTH boys! But our school, very sensibly introduces the preps a day later than the rest of the general populace so that the madness of kids finding their new line-up etc is mostly done and dusted by the time the cameras and hankies arrive on day 2.
Joke posted at 10:57 PM, August 23, 2010
My general outlook on having the lads at school has been:
"Dear Academic Establishment: Here they are. YOU deal with them, and see how YOU like it."
Mean Mama posted at 11:54 PM, August 23, 2010
Who would have pegged you as such a sentimental softie . . . I am shocked!
shula posted at 3:30 AM, August 24, 2010
Mate, I would rather undergo a frontal lobe lobotomy that face all that again. Something about the whole school drop off culture that turns and otherwise mild to the point of passive me into a homicidal maniac.
shula posted at 3:31 AM, August 24, 2010
I really dig new stationery, tho.