Does that mean I’m a bad mom?

These are a few images that I snapped on the way to my littlest ones first day of school! I have to tell you, and I’m wondering if I’m all alone on this one… I don’t cry. Everyone always talks about how they cry when they bring their child to the first day of school. Well, I’ve done first grade, first day of kindergarden {twice} and now my baby of the bunch had his first day of preschool and I didn’t shed a tear. In fact I’m the opposite. I’m excited for them and for me! I drove all the way home making lists and challenging myself to how much I though I could get done in my few hours of just me time.

Believe you me, I cry on a normal basis! Commercials, songs, anyone doing any nice deed and I ball {frequently and without warning, it’s embarrassing!} but when it comes to my kids going off to school, I’m dry as a last weeks chicken bone. While every other mom pulls out her tissue, I try to suppress my feet from skipping back to the car.

Is something wrong with me?


P.S. I am so sorry that my blogging has been so sporadic and tardy! It’s not for lack of sessions, that’s for sure! I actually have over a dozen sessions to show you and they will come… Eventually. Oh if only I had more hours in my day! Last I checked it’s still a standard 24 but hey, a girl can hope can’t she?


  1. What a little cutie pie! You can tell momma is a photographer, he’s got the posing down pat! I’m not sure if I’ll cry or not when school comes. I may just be happy for the break!

  2. Nope, nothing wrong with you. Not at all! I just sent my first baby of to pre-K and I didn’t cry either. It’s good to know they’re growing more independent, it tells you, you’re doing something right :)

  3. Yep, he is definitely a little ham! That’s for sure!

  4. I like your point of view!!!! Just means I’m doing something right… Let’s stick with that!

  5. Diana O. says:

    He is adorable! I was giggling when you said ‘trying to suppress my feet from skipping back to the car’. I am one of those moms that cries. I cried when they started preschool and daycare. I cried at preschool graduation. I cried when Aiden started Kindergarten.

    Such great photos of your littlest one.

  6. Tabitha says:

    I am the same way! Once I found out my youngest got into Pre-K this summer, I had a smile on my face just thinking about it. I look at it this way, while they are in school learning and gaining independence, I am doing the things that I need to do to keep me sane {i.e. photography, reading, relaxing} which in turn makes me a better mom and wife.

  7. I totally see you as a crying mama and I bet you can totally see my feet skipping! :)

  8. My one complaint is that the photography, reading, relaxing I thought I would enjoy. Okay I never thought I would relax but at least have some time…. And I don’t. Not at all. Now I’m just waiting till next year to get more of it. All of their schedules ended up working against me. One full day, one half day (12:30 to 3:30) and one 1/2 day only 2x a week from 12 to 2:30. So my bliss sort-of backfired.

  9. OMG he is getting so BIG!!!!!

  10. This is (expletive) hilarious! I would ball my eyes out if I had to leave that adorable baby boy with glasses at school… and yes, we share the same difficulty with schedules… half day + full day + two schools across town… :-/

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