Sunday, September 07, 2014

The First, Emotional, Day of School #BTS {giveaway}

Did you have a little one starting school for the first time this year? Or maybe a big one heading off to college? Those firsts can be pretty emotional, especially for a stay at home parent who is used to having a wee shadow with them all day.

When Boo started JK it wasn't too much of a shock for us, since he'd been in daycare since he was 11 months old. The daycare was even in the school he would attend, and so our drop-off and pick-up routine never changed. He just walked across the hall from the daycare rooms to the kindergarten room at 8:45 and came back to daycare for lunch and after care. Easy peasy. It was a little emotional, just thinking about  him growing up, but my tears really happened years before when I left him for the first time.

I think we were way more emotional when our eldest went off to college last September. I mean, he was actually moving away from home! That was huge, and a major jolt to the system - our child is an adult now. How did that happen?!

This summer, Canadian Tire asked a group of parents about their feelings toward their child’s first day of school. Whether it was the first day of kindergarten or the first day of university, the response was heartfelt. Here's a video with the parents sharing their feelings on the big day. I found this pretty emotional, and sweet too. What do you think?

A Giveaway

To help you with those school supplies, or maybe as a start to redecorating that bedroom that just emptied, one lucky Raising My Boys reader will receive a $50 Canadian Tire gift card. Entries are via the Rafflecopter widget below and will be accepted until 12:00 midnight EDT, September 22. Giveaway is open to Canadian residents only. Best of luck!

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Disclosure: This post has been brought to you by Canadian Tire. All opinions on this blog, as always, remain my own.

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