I dropped Allison off at daycare for the first time today. And I have to say I was unprepared for what I had to go through.
Fatherhood seems to have done some things to me. Dropping her off was gut-wrenching. Bluntly put, I started crying. Seriously. To make it worse, as I was leaving I ran into my nurse practitioner who was dropping off her baby. I just muttered a "see you at clinic" and ran into my car. I'm sure she saw my red and swollen eyes but because I was her boss she didn't say anything.
At least it was just across the hospital and so I was able to see her over lunch.
For those of you who have sent kids off to college, I imagine it was 100x worse!