When your child does something for the first time, there's a certain amount of excitement, fear, and sadness you can't help but feel. The first time they crawl; the first time they walk; the first time they make a friend; the first time (and every time) you realize that your baby is growing up. It's hard not to focus on the fact that they'll never have that particular "first" again, and while you're excited for their growth, you're somewhat, well, bummed. So, of course that first day of school can be an emotional time, and will probably be followed by texts every new mom sends when her kid goes to school. I mean, how else are we supposed to handle such a big change? This is what technology is for, you guys. I'm sure of it.
It has felt like my daughter has grown up in the blink of an eye. Even though one stage ending and another beginning is joyous and wonderful and exciting, it's also somewhat sad, because my baby girl is no longer a baby. The first time she went to school was, for my, the hardest transition I've faced, to date. I was fortunate enough to have been able to spend the first three and a half months of her life with her and only her; not having or choosing to leave for work or be distracted by much of anything. When she went to school and she was no longer in my constant care and attention, I honestly had no idea what to do. I was lost without her. Luckily, I had an amazing partner and amazing friends that helped me reunite with myself and my interests and, in the end, enjoy this newfound "me time."
I think most mothers (and parents in general) feel this juxtaposing mix of emotions when their kid goes to school for the first time. You're getting some freedom and you're excited for your kid to learn but you'er scared and you're sad and you're overwhelmed. Parenthood, right? At least technology can keep is connected to our support systems, so that we can rejoice and be a little sad via text. These are a few of the texts I remember sending my partner, family, and friends the first day my daughter when to school, because there's no way I was going through this change by myself. Nope.