Will I always be this emotional?? I seem to cry all the time.

@makingpots (11928)
United States
May 30, 2008 4:32pm CST
Today was a bittersweet day for me. My son, who is three, has been going 3 days a week to a half day private preschool since the start of the school year. Today was his last day to attend. I knew when I dropped him off at noon that it was a little sad to think about this being the last time he would be going to do this..... which he loves sooooo much. He loves his little friends and has blossomed both socially and academically and it has been the greatest experience for him. I was NOT prepared for my feelings when I picked him up at 2:30. I video taped the daily drill of his teacher walking him out to my car in the carpool line. As she said goodbye she bent down to hug him goodbye and I started crying like a baby. I have cried more in the 3.5 years of his life than I have in my entire life. My question, will it always be like this???? I had no idea that being a parent would be such an emotional ride.
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@mummymo (23709)
31 May 08
Oh sweety while it is true that the earlier years are very emotional I think I can almost guarantee that it will be like this for many years to come! You cannot help but look on in wonder when this child you carried and gave birth to learns so many skills and facts and grows and grows, they often teach us a lot too! My Niall is almost 15 and 6'1" and I still weep like a baby when he does something new, gets a fantastic report orwhen I am sitting at the school prizegiving bursting with pride! I won' tell you about the other times he makes me cry and very emotional as I don't want to put you off! lol Hugs sis xxx
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@makingpots (11928)
• United States
4 Jun 08
Thanks for sparing me, sis. :)
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@mummymo (23709)
4 Jun 08
I would hate to put you through any anguish sweet sister of mine! Just remember when it is your time that I am here for you! xxx
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@gabs8513 (48821)
• United Kingdom
31 May 08
Sweetie yes it will I cried when they started Play school I cried when they left there and started normal School, I cried when they left School and started to work and I still cry when something big happens in their Life I would say this will last for ever it is part of being a Mum I guess and our Babies are growing up and we know what to expect in this World We want to protect them for ever, put them on our Lap and keep them safe
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@makingpots (11928)
• United States
4 Jun 08
Thanks, gabs. I think that I really wouldn't have it any other way.
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@cupid74 (11397)
• Pakistan
31 May 08
Hmmm being emotional is good thing as emotion are symbol of life. well u r right, during our childhood the things look normal or nothing to us, suddenly started to look bigger and impoprtant when they are attached to ur kids. now we realize that our parents were right that time but we never care this is life and sure its not easy to be parent Take care and wish u all the best
@makingpots (11928)
• United States
7 Jun 08
Thanks, cupid. Yes, this is life.
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@cupid74 (11397)
• Pakistan
9 Jun 08
u r welcome and enjoy the life
@makingpots (11928)
• United States
9 Jun 08
Lovin' every minute of it.
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@zeroflashx2 (2491)
• Philippines
30 May 08
It is perfectly ok to be emotional that way. It would help your son feel what you really feel for him. It could be that way most of the time however, you have the power to control it when it needs to be. In most situations, us emotional persons always have the instinct to just cry but we have to be strong enough to pick what situation we can or we can't cry. I know you can do it. Coordinate your heart and your mind.
@makingpots (11928)
• United States
30 May 08
I like that very much, zeroflashx2 ~ Corrdinate your heart and your mind. Very sage advice. Very encouraging response. Thanks for the friend request.
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• Philippines
31 May 08
You are most welcome. Thanks as well for the comment. Just shared some things I've learned.
@toosh21 (800)
• Australia
7 Jun 08
I know exactly what you mean...I have never cried so much as since I got pregnant with my first child! The emotions seem uncontrolable at times too & it's quite frustrating isn't it!
@makingpots (11928)
• United States
9 Jun 08
It has only been frustrating for me when others seem to not understand. It has been nice to find understanding people here at myLot.
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@polachicago (19143)
• United States
5 Jun 08
It is perfectly normal. You will cry for every success and every failure. This is daily part of every mother. Mothers are different. We are very sensitive about out kids. We would like to see them happy. We are proud of everything they doing.... HUGS
@makingpots (11928)
• United States
9 Jun 08
Thanks, pola. It sure feels normal.
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@grammasnook (1877)
• United States
30 May 08
No darlin as they get older you begin to dance lol. You will see him deal with this just fine this is how life is, children adapt very quickly to circumstances. Wait till he starts school full time you will enjoy your time. Good Luck
@makingpots (11928)
• United States
31 May 08
Thanks. Looking forward to dancing.
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• Australia
30 Dec 08
You are going to find times like that all through your parenting journey. I have 5 kids, and I feel like crying most days because of the way they grow so quickly. It is a mothers right to cry over such things!