First Day Back! Yippee! (Sniffle Sniffle)

Third Grade Here We Come!
All the social media sites are abuzz with posts and pics about the first day of school. Shots of boys and girls in their spiffy new clothes and shiny smiles, accompanied by shouts of Hooray! and Yippee! and #firstdayofkindergarten or #mybabyisinhighschool! 

After a loooong summer with the kids underfoot, the excitement is understandable. But I couldn't help noticing there have been quite a few posts from parents feeling unhappy, depressed, even in denial, peppered with sad face emoticons and hasthags like wheredidthetimego?