If Traffic Had A Face I Would Punch It

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Holding Hands-The Drop Off-If Traffic Had A Face I Would Punch It

The Drop Off…

If Traffic Had A Face I Would Punch It

Daycare drop off really puts me through the wringer sometimes. Our mornings go something like this…


The Drop Off

We pull into the driveway
I unstrap you from your seat
I see that once again you took the shoes off of your feet

But I don’t mind, now I can spend
just a few minutes more
to be with you before I have to walk you through that door

You take my hand and I take yours
we walk across the way
If only you knew how I dread to leave you every day

You lead the way and up the stairs
you climb now on your own
How can it be my baby girl is suddenly so grown?

Most days you’re such a big girl
and we part with just a hug
But there are times you’re not so strong, and on my pants you’ll tug

I can’t express in words my dear
how much I want to stay
and be the one who’s there with you to teach you every day

Just one more game of peek-a-boo
in the window I pass by
I blow a kiss and you do too, as tears drop from your eye

I wish you knew how to explain
to me all of your fears
You’d think that I’d be used to this by now, it’s been two years

But still my heart is heavy
as I pull away and see
Your tiny face still peeking out that window back at me

I’m coming back to get you, see
so please don’t ever doubt
That even for minute I could ever live without

Your precious smile, your squishy cheeks
your gentle little touch
The way your tiny hand holds mine
my god you’re loved so much


daycare drop off missing my kid-if traffic had a face i would punch it


11 thoughts on “The Drop Off…

  1. ambmass129 says:

    This was so good! Although, I am a mess with tears on my face! She is loved so very much,and she knows that. πŸ™‚

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    1. Oh πŸ™‚ sorry I ruined your makeup xoxoxo


  2. Oh my gosh, beautiful!!!! I had chills and tears the whole time.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Oh, thanks so much! Trying to get other’s to feel what I feel when they read it… so mission accomplished I think? πŸ˜‰ xoxo


      1. Oh yes, 100%! You so beautifully captured the pain and love in those less than fun parts of being a parent. Dropping off our kids is painful but necessary sometimes and this poem just hits straight to the heart of it. Absolutely love it!

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  3. Anonymous says:

    So very very good Erin. I love your poem you write from your heart like I do

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you! I always love your poems! Xoxo


  4. Sue Parke says:

    I’m balling my eyes out after reading this… Xoxoxo

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Sorry! But I’m so happy that this moved people enough to picture themselves & feel what I feel each morning. I’m a mess before work some days! πŸ˜‰ xoxo


  5. Sasha says:

    Erin, this was truly so very beautiful. Teary mom moment but one thing I know for sure: your daughter will not go a day without being deeply loved. Thank you for sharing such an intimate detail of your heart.

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    1. Thanks Sasha! It’s like a record stuck on replay, every morning the same routine. The good news is that her daycare sends me pictures sometimes to show me that she is totally fine after I leave, but it’s still emotionally exhausting! πŸ™‚


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