All the things have been labelled. The bought ahead of time too small shoes have been replaced. The backpack has been packed. And you know what that means? Time for the mom-mones to kick in and make the smug ‘I am not going to cry when my kid goes to kindergarten’, bawl her head off as the kindergarten dad comes in the door from grabbing some late-night food. Of course, in his usual sympathetic manner, laughing at the ‘ugly cry’ face I’m making, snapping pictures trying to make me laugh, and threatening to tweet them.
Cue the My-kid-is-going-to-school Ugly Cry
Jamie: I can’t take you seriously when you make that face. What’s wrong?
Me: Olivia is old! She’s going to school. What if she gets lost!? What if she gets scared?
Jamie: She will be fine. She is going to be so excited to go to school, she’s not going to get lost.
Me: Stop looking at me! I KNOW I’M BEING CRAZY. What if we didn’t do enough fun stuff?
Jamie: Yeah, because that’s one kid that is missing out. Do you know how often I hear ‘this is the best day ever!’?
Me: Ugly Crying. I guess you’re right. (wiped my nose on my sleeve)
Jamie: Wow, you are so sexy right now. Remember when we forgot to take her horseback riding?
Jamie: I don’t know I am just trying to think of things to make you ugly cry. It’s hilarious. Just think, you can just have new adventures with Violet (as he laughs at me some more).
Me: You should just go to bed.
Jamie: (still making fun of me) Want me to wake this one up for you so you can both cry?
(and finally serious) She will love it. She will miss us, and be happy to come home. And? think about how fun the field trips are going to be.