School is back in session for the little people. (Pictures to come!) In fact, I just dropped Luke off for his first day of kindergarten, a couple of hours ago.
As I scan Facebook and check out the cute pictures of all my friend's little ones returning to school, or heading off for the first time, I can't help but see an overwhelming theme...
...all my friends are crying. All their friends who comment...are crying, too.
Uhhh...*checks eyes*...CRAAAAP...not a tear to be found.
Now, before everyone attacks me...I'm in no way making fun of another Mom or belittling her feelings. Not. At. All.
I'm simply realizing that I don't feel like this. And I'm apparently in the minority.
I'm EXCITED for my kids to go to school. No, not just selfishly because my house will be quieter so that I can work and do my own homework. It's because they will be exposed to so many new and wonderful things! They absorb so much and are so passionate about everything they learn. They love school and I want to foster that and encourage it!
Of course, everything they are exposed to isn't something I would choose for them to experience. However, I don't see this as a negative thing. I embrace the opportunity to explain things to them and educate them. I like that they will come to me with any questions, knowing that I will calmly discuss it, without brushing them off or acting shocked, making them feel uncomfortable. (Not so easy, when your 5 year old comes home with a very specific question about sex on the second day of school. Yup. Been there. Try swallowing your bite of spaghetti at the dinner table and calmly responding to that one...)
So, I might be a bad Mom...but I'm not crying today.
Now, the day one of my daughters brings home a boy for the first time? I'm not promising anything...