The first day of school. For some parents it can be hard saying goodbye. Imagine sending twins off to kindergarten.
For Suzzette Kandler, dropping off Evan and Conner at kindergarten Tuesday morning wasn't easy.
"I was trying to hold back the tears. I did pretty good but my husband not as well. It was pretty tearful. Not as hard as the time I took my older daughter," Kandler said.
She's not worried about them missing her too much.
"It's difficult because the twins are used to being with each other. Now they're separated into different classes. That's the only thing I'm worried about," said Kandler.
LPS Social Worker, Nancy Bare, says separation anxiety on the first day of school isn't unusual.
"We see it every year. It's not uncommon. Kids cry, they don't want to go into the classroom. It usually passes after a few days," Bare said.
Most parents said they were running right on schedule Tuesday morning. Getting to bed was a problem.
"We didn't go to bed early, around 10. I was thinking 'oh my, he's going to school tomorrow', but he was fine. He was excited about coming to school today," said Josie Donis.
"I'll try to get them to bed earlier. They'll be so tuckered out when they get home, won't be an issue," Kandler said.
These moms tell me that every night before going to sleep, picking out a cool outfit is more important than brushing teeth.
"He's excited about wearing a Diary of a Wimpy Kid t-shirt," Donis said.
"They have new backpacks, haircuts, shoes. They were ready an hour and half before school," said Kandler.
As Evan and Conner ran out the doors at 2:30 p.m., Kandler's tears were gone. Replaced by a smile that her twins got through their first day.