School Bus time again... it is just like the very 1st time!

@koalatbs (2230)
United States
September 2, 2008 11:44am CST
My son boarded the school bus today for his 1st day of school. Ok, needless to say, he is now 13 years old, in 8th grade, 5 foot 10 inches tall and towers over me as I am only 5'4"! He is even growing a mini peach fuzz mustache! YIKES! HOWEVER, as I watched my "baby" climb onto that school bus this morning, it still felt like he was leaving for his 1st day of kindergarten! It is so hard to let go. Did anybody else's kids board the bus this morning and how did it make you feel? I hope I'm not the only one! :)
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@KarenO52 (2951)
• United States
5 Sep 08
I have tears in my eyes remembering how hard it was as each of mine started school. I used to get so depressed every year, and it was especially bad when they started college. I'm happy for them that they have done so well, and are all grown up and on their own now. I consider myself lucky that I was able to stay at home with them when they were little. They grew up so fast.
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@koalatbs (2230)
• United States
5 Sep 08
It is hard, isn't it KarenO52?! How old are yours now? I can't believe that next year my son will be starting high school... I'm not ready yet! ;)
2 Sep 08
Hi Koalatbs, It must be heart wrenching to see your kids off after so long a break but when you are waveing them off just remember you'll have them back in a few hours and you can give him a big cuddle and make him run off he he. I have no children so I wouldn't really know how its feel. Tamara
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@koalatbs (2230)
• United States
3 Sep 08
Yes Tamara - it is great when they come back home from school after being gone all day long. Unfortunately, my son is 13 now and he definitely pulls away from any hugs from me nowadays. :( I wish I could have him younger again when he was much more willing and even eager to hug me all day if we wanted to!
@Ldyjarhead (10157)
• United States
2 Sep 08
My kids are grown and long gone, but that first day always felt like that for me, no matter how old they got. I had a tradition where I always took their picture every year just before they head out. I always dressed them nicely the first few days of school before they decided they just wanted t-shirts and shorts. My boys are almost exactly 3 yrs apart, and I have a picture of Brian on his first day of kindergarten, bookbag on his back, lunch box in his hand, standing by the front door of our home (at the time). I have a picture of Paul three years later in the same pose, wearing the exact same clothes. I kept those outfits and used them again. Thanks .. I'm crying now.
@koalatbs (2230)
• United States
2 Sep 08
I didn't get a picture of him this morning. I am sooo bad with taking pictures. I have my very own digital camera but always forget to take it with me to the most important events! Baddd mommy! Once I even made sure I stuck it into my purse the day before, but guess what??... I forgot it was in there and never took any pictures of whatever the special moment was that particular day. I can't even remember. Grrrr
• United States
2 Sep 08
I know how you feel and my older boys are taller than me too! I cry everytime one goes to Pre-K and Kindergarten! By 1st grade I am teary but I know they will do fine. I have 2 more out of 6 kids to yet to go to school. I know I will do the same with them. There is just something about the "First Day" and your kids growing up! I usually have my camera with me but I have forgot it a few times myself!
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@littleowl (7157)
2 Sep 08
Hi koala' those days are over for me now,but do remember when mine used to board the school bus..it was always a nerve racking time and even though after the long school holidays which had at times been too much to see them go back to school I always felt it hard to see them go..and my son too was 5ft 6inches I'm only 5'1''! He is now 6ft 3inchs but an adult..my daughter though she is 5ft and got a son both are in their 20's...littleowl
@koalatbs (2230)
• United States
2 Sep 08
Hi littleowl - it is hard seeing them go off to school. Of course, my son is in that stage where he wants me to walk him to the bus stop but doesn't want me to walk too close for fear that someone will see him walking with his mommy. LoL! So, I reluctantly lag behind and act like we aren't together. :(
• Kollam, India
16 Sep 15
The same feeling for me. My two children had gone to their school today. I feel very uncomfort till I see my children in the evening. I am working too. In between I look at my children's photos to cope with the missing. A mother's feeling is a heavenly thing, it cannot be expressed in words, it should be felt.