Joe, Connor, Ellie, and I did the 20 minute walk to drop Brady off at his first day of kindergarten. I could tell Brady was really nervous but he tried his hardest to hide it. We walked him to where his class was lining up then we waited for his teacher to come get them to guide them into the school and into the classroom. We were invited into the room for a couple minutes so we could say goodbye. Brady was so brave, he didn't shed a tear. I was totally fine until we made our way home. I thought I was going to be excited to have a kid in school all day, only two kids to take care of??! I cried not because he's in school and getting older, I cried because I feel left out. I don't get to see what he does all day and the relationships he develops. I drop him off at 8:30 and pick him up around 3 everyday (well 9:30 on Mondays) that's a lot of hours I am away from him! I have fears that Brady wont be as sweet once he starts school, my biggest fear of them all are bullies. How will I protect him when a mean kid hurts his feeling? I guess this is all part of growing up, I never realized how hard it is for parents!