The one that is walking back to her car crying like a blubbering idiot. The one who things that schools are evil institutions designed to rip babies away from their moms (okay, maybe that is a bit much.) That is how I felt today at least, as I walked my very last baby into a crowded cafeteria packed with kids.
He seemed so small as I led him through the breakfast line. How could I let him go, how would he ever do this on his own? I walked him to his classroom and just like that, without a single goodbye, my baby ran in the door and was gone. Gone are the days of cuddling on the couch and random “I love you mommy” whispers throughout the day. Everyone says how lucky I am to have an “empty nest” during the day now, but let me tell you, this is one sad mama bird.