Good grief, bbnbama! I've got tears welling up just reading what you wrote about The Kissing Hand! What a great idea....too bad my kids are a bit past that age now!
Not surprised it affected you that way... putting them on the bus for that first day of "real" school, especially the first child, is I think harder on the parents than the kids, knowing we won't be there to protect them. Sniffle. Just curious if you told your child the story? Definitely one that might make one's life easier.