Their whole lives you teach your children to hold your hand
Never leave your side
Stay where you can see them
Wear a seat belt
to Not talk to strangers…..
And then the first day of school arrives
and you put that tiny four year old on a big yellow school bus full of kids bouncing in their seats
and watch it drive off….
You silently wish them luck
and hope that they are safe
While your gut tells you everything about this is wrong
and your head tells you it’s the right thing to do
and your heart begins to break….