Separation Anxiety Sets in as School Starts…Not the Kids but YOU.

I’ve been noticing a lot of Mom’s going through a familiar emotional flux right now and it stirs up old memories for me. Your baby starts school for the first time, your baby’s first day at Jr. High/middle school, and the dreaded first day of high school/college heebie jeebies. Well, one of my friends, Michelle Sealey Lee, Super Mom (http://www.michelleunplugged.com and
http://www.theadventuresofsupermom.com) is going through that right now which made me realize this old feeling again.

Picture courtesy of http://thechristiannerd.com

Picture courtesy of http://thechristiannerd.com

Here’s my last child going to Jr. High story to Michelle: Took my last baby to the Jr. High School on his first day and thought for sure I was being slick and not letting him see me cry. I cried every morning his first week there. One night at bed time I went in to say “good night” and he said “Mom, why do you cry every morning you take me to school?” Which surprised me because I thought I was doing a splendid job of hiding it. So, trying to be real calm I replied “Because when your brother started junior high school he stopped hugging me…” to which I burst into tears and the façade was over. He sat up in bed and put his arms out toward me and said “Don’t cry Mom, I’ll hug you forever.” and his little eyes were full of tears. And to this day, he still hugs me every time we see each other. He kept his promise.

http://www.butterscotchtabby.com

http://www.michelleunplugged.com/ Michelle Sealey Lee
http://www.michelleunplugged.com/%5B/caption%5D

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s