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Aislinn O'Connor said in June 18th, 2010 at 3:23 pm

This is lovely – can really feel the mother’s relief and pride. Beautiful story, :-)

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Louise Dragon said in June 18th, 2010 at 3:47 pm

Excellent prose. I enjoyed reading this .

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J. Dane Tyler said in June 19th, 2010 at 1:42 am

I loved this. What a warm, parental feeling it brings. I have one about this age and remember my son going through it too. Lovely, lovely work, Vanessa. :)

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michael j. solender said in June 19th, 2010 at 3:25 pm

awe..this is where i get all squishy..nice slice of life piece and heartfelt mom tale..

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Rebecca said in June 21st, 2010 at 9:12 am

Aww that was lovely to read. I can relate to a lot of the feelings too.

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Karen Laskowsky said in June 21st, 2010 at 10:13 am

Very nice, V! Every parent can relate to this one. Universal appeal. :-)

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--gg said in June 21st, 2010 at 11:53 am

…nice Vr, heartfelt.

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Cheryl Malandrinos said in June 21st, 2010 at 6:34 pm

Very sweet. Our little one just finished Kindergarten today. Now, keep in mind, my son just got married at the end of May, so if you want to have emotional mommy moments that definitely is one, but there’s something about sending your last one off to school that makes your heart ache a little, even when it’s swelling with pride.

I was asking her how she liked her first year of school. She said, “It was boring.” :)

Thanks for sharing this little piece of you with us.


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Laurita said in June 22nd, 2010 at 11:54 am

Oh, thos found a tender spot I didn’t realise was there. The part about the missing baby teeth really got to me. My littlest one starts kindergarten in September and I know all these things are waiting for me for the last time.

This was beautifully written and it will stay with me for quite some time.

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vrleavitt said in July 7th, 2010 at 10:25 am

Hey everybody, thanks so much for your great comments. I was stuck for a FridayFlash piece and then, tada! It hit me. It’s wonderful when inspiration is just right there in front of you the entire time. :-)

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mazzz in Leeds said in August 3rd, 2010 at 2:00 pm

Awww, very sweet! I’m not a mother, but can still relate!

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