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To have a little cry about ds leaving primary?

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ScarlettDarling Thu 16-Jul-15 19:14:30

I'm sad tonight. My little boy is leaving primary school tomorrow. Today was the last time I'll take him to school or pick him up and I feel really emotional about it. He's such a good boy and I'm so proud of him. He's worked his socks off all the way through primary, has battled hard to overcome real shyness and has behaved impeccably at all times. But this is such an end of an era. Can't help feeling that from now on he won't need me as much! So infront of him I'm smiley, bouncy and bursting with pride, but when he goes to bed tonight, I'll be having a little cry. sad Anyone else?

DrWhooves Thu 16-Jul-15 19:31:59

Not primary here but preschool, I was bubbling like a baby when they gave me all her artwork from the wall displays and the name tags from her tray and peg. I imagine it will be 100x worse when it's leaving primary school in a few years. Maybe I should buy shares in Kleenex.

TheHouseOnBellSt Thu 16-Jul-15 19:33:20

My DD is leaving too...and she's similar to your DS but no, I won't be sad...I'm happy that the school experience has been such a positive one and now it's time to move on.x

Andrewofgg Thu 16-Jul-15 19:35:49

YANBU. I did too.

Looseleaf Thu 16-Jul-15 19:36:40

I had a sense of that end of era feeling you're going through as several mothers were crying today! I wasn't expecting it so quite surprised but it seemed a sign of what a happy time those primary years had been. You won't be alone !

Goshthatsspicy Thu 16-Jul-15 19:36:54

I'm glad my son is leaving primary school.
I've had it with that place!
For me, today was the final straw. Typical, predictable award ceremony...
My daughter is still there, she is only six.
Hopefully l will warm up then.
YANBU though. I think your reaction is more typical. grin

Deeperdown Thu 16-Jul-15 20:18:33

I was like you Josh. Couldn't bloody wait to get out of there.

Deeperdown Thu 16-Jul-15 20:18:54


BettyVonBooperson Thu 16-Jul-15 20:27:43

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CheeseBaguette Thu 16-Jul-15 20:38:09

Mine are teenagers now.

My youngest left her prep school a year ago and that school held such a special place in my heart. It was one bit of stability in all of our lives over a difficult few years. She thrived there.

I cried every day for a week when she finished. I have only just recently been able to look back on the photos of the Leavers assembly, Leavers lunch etc etc.

I am a person who resists change anyway. I found excepting the end of that era actually very difficult. I still get pangs now.

However, 1 year on she has settled well into a totally new school system and still makes me burst with pride at the lovely young lady she is growing into.

I was told on here to get a grip etc etc when I posted but I say these milestones affect us all differently. Cry if you need to but be positive about the future in front of your child.

PandaNot Thu 16-Jul-15 20:44:45

My ds finished y6 today and I've been really surprised at how sad I've been feeling. I think it's mostly because he's been very happy there and he's so sad to leave his friends. I think it's a natural reaction to something ending. I've felt the same when I've changed jobs and left places I've loved.

wizzler Thu 16-Jul-15 20:46:26

YANBU... DS leaves primary tomorrow and it just seems like the end of a pretty big chapter in all our lives. I remember taking him to the Christmas Fayre there when he was 3, and explaining about it all while he was so wide eyed... now he is happily rambling up to the secondary school on his own on transition days.. I shall definitely shed a few tears.

He is ready to move on and I have no worries about him settling into a new school... just makes me sad to think how fast his childhood has flown

WillowKnicks Thu 16-Jul-15 20:46:49

My DTs leave Primary tomorrow & I cried in the leavers concert, the goodbye church service (church school) & I know I will be a wreck tomorrow.

They are my youngest children & it is such an end of an era plus they are going to a different secondary school to most of their friends.

The children are all very emotional & most of them can't get through practising the song for the leavers assembly tomorrow without breaking down...oh god, I'm off again!!!!

adrianna22 Thu 16-Jul-15 20:51:16

YANBU DS is in reception and he will be moving to a different school. Today was his last day in school. I was crying like a baby, I'm going to miss all his classmates and teachers.

AmysTiara Thu 16-Jul-15 20:54:22

I was just like this last year but DS1 has had a fantastic year at secondary school and it's been lovely to watch him blossom.

It's made me think I'll be a lot more relaxed when DS2 leaves Primary.

Peacheykeen Thu 16-Jul-15 20:55:01

Aww Yanbu my little boy left nursery today and after his leaving assembly I cried like a baby when it was time to say goodbye to his teacher

Ebony69 Thu 16-Jul-15 21:50:42

My son left primary school today as well. I was crying before the leavers assembly even started. By the end of the day he, his friends and a few teachers were sobbing. It's that end of an era and having to watch them go off into the unknown - without you holding their hand. I just want to turn back the clock a few years...

ScarlettDarling Thu 16-Jul-15 21:51:00

I'm so glad I'm not alone. I am so proud of my lovely boy, but can't quite get my head round where my little chubby toddler has gone! I still have dd, 8, in primary, but feel sad that the two of them won't be in the same school anymore.
To everyone else in the same position, I hope tomorrow goes well, without too much emotion!!

GnomeDePlume Thu 16-Jul-15 22:31:50

Sorry, I did a little happy dance when my youngest finished primary school. No more:

- School fetes worse than death
- Easter sodding bonnets
- Parents nights on dolls house furniture

and so many other things

RedCrayons Thu 16-Jul-15 22:39:37

Mine leave next Wed. sad.

They always have a cupcake in packed lunch box on Friday (only day they are allowed unhealthy stuff). I was welling up buying them today because it's the last cupcake I'll ever buy for Cupcake Friday. <sob>

Im going to be uncontrollable at the leavers assembly next week.

irretating Thu 16-Jul-15 22:43:05

There were loads of Y6 parents having a good bawl in the playground at school pick up time while their DCs stood around looking mortified. You're definitely not the only one.

WhyCantIuseTheNameIWant Thu 16-Jul-15 23:30:19

I wasn't crying until I read these.
Thanks sad
I guess yanbu, but try and keep it hidden from all these new year 7s.

CordeliaFoxx Thu 16-Jul-15 23:37:59

My DS1 left primary last year, there wasn't a dry eye at their leavers assembly! I didn't think I would cry, but then they do the video/song montage of all their growing up photos and off I went!

RachelRagged Fri 17-Jul-15 12:31:15


I too have a DS leaving Primary today and I just know tears will fall. My DS who is 14 now , I cried at his leaver assembly as did He. It was reading of Full Stop Day done it , then when they flashed photos of them through all of the years that was it ..

RachelRagged Fri 17-Jul-15 12:31:51

I anticipate much the same Today .

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