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Why is the first day at school such a big deal!

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RedtartanLass Wed 03-Sep-08 10:06:25

I've just got back from dropping DS3 at school, was in complete bits!! Sobbed all the way home.

As I mentioned in another post, I still remember ds1's first day and that was 18 years ago!! I don't remember any of his other milestones like first steps, teeth etc etc but the first day at school is etched on my heart! His first day at uni was also a big day as well, however much more low key grin

Is it just me or do any other mnners feel like this?

nancy75 Wed 03-Sep-08 10:08:39

because it means they really aren't babies anymore sad.
my dd foesnt start until next year, i am dreading it already!

madhairday Wed 03-Sep-08 10:09:23

Yep I feel the same, just dropped ds off. He is my baby so it feels very strange. I cried all the way home. He was fine - happy as anything, it's just me, lol.
No wonder really - it is a big thing. like a milestone of them growing up and becoming independent. No longer needing you so much...sobs

RedtartanLass Wed 03-Sep-08 10:24:27

Poor dd1's first day at nursery as well, that was just a quick "ok bye"

It's the whole wearing a uniform thing about school, they just look too wee!

SorenLorensen Wed 03-Sep-08 10:26:53

Not sure it gets any better - ds2's first day in year 2 today. I didn't cry - but I felt a pang as he went through the door and I'm missing him like mad.

And ds1's first day at secondary school tomorrow...I think I will shed a few (more!) tears over that 'first' too.

ladytophamhatt Wed 03-Sep-08 10:28:25

don't ask WWW, she doesn't knwo either....


RedtartanLass Wed 03-Sep-08 10:32:47

Yes lol at www thread. dh was with ds3, he always regretted not being at ds2's first day in 1991, as he was away on a posting. He made sure he was there for his first day at uni though.

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