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The drop off

Yup… I cried..

Today was the first official day of preschool for miss Lucy.  We’ve been talking about this day ever since we registered many months ago, but for some reason that did not prepare us for the harsh reality of today.

Our day began with breakfast burritos made by Hubby and some soft rock of the 80s on the radio. It was wonderful. Lucy was excited to pick out her dress to wear to school and we were all so excited for her! I am so proud of my little girl.

Then drop off happened…

We walked in together as a family. Justin went in to work a little late so he could see her off on her first day so it was special.  Lucy found her locker and put away her sparkly Disney Princess backpack, we said good morning to her teacher, found a table full of legos and started to play.  Thinking that the time had come to say good bye, I knelt down and gave her a hug, wished her a great day and said good bye.  She lost it.

I somehow managed to peel her off me, pass her hand to the teacher and run out of there before I, myself, began to cry.

It wasn’t the fact that she was crying or that she wasn’t coming home with me that made me cry.. It was the fact that my baby girl, the little girl who was just a baby yesterday, has grown up just a little and I need to let go a little more.

I know she will be fine. I know this is such a great thing for her and she is going to grow and make friends and learn so many new things. I know all of this. That does not change the fact that growing up never gets easier.

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