The biggest surprise of the morning had to have been the fact that I did not blubber like a baby when we dropped her off at school. As soon as our first child was born it was obvious which one of us was the emotional parent. Las Vegas oddsmakers would have listed me as a cold-blooded cinch to at least shed a few tears this morning, but my eyes remained dry the entire time we were at the school. OK, I might have misted up a little at home, but only because I was dumb enough to pick up the Girl, look right into her big blue eyes, and say "I can't believe you're going to school already. It seems like just yesterday that we were bringing you *sniff* home from the *whimper* hospital."
Thankfully I regained control of myself, and that was as close to blubbering as I got. I probably would have gotten more emotional if she had paid us any attention when we were leaving her classroom. Instead, she was already having fun playing with all the other kids. I don't think she even knew we had left. I guess my little girl really is growing up.