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Boohoo breakfast helps parents cope with first day of school

Curt Kimbrough Curt Kimbrough
Abigail Kimbrough Abigail Kimbrough
VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) -

Curt Kimbrough walked his five year old daughter Abigail to her first day in kindergarten Thursday. Many parents may have teared up while walking their kindergartners to class, knowing that they'll be leaving their child at school for the first time.

But for Curt, it was just the opposite. "It's more excitement than anything," Curt said as he stood in his daughter's classroom. "To think that she's five years old, almost six. You think about this day from birth."

Abigail, too, was ready. "I'm ready," Abigail said enthusiastically before sitting down in her chair in her classroom to color a picture. 

Curt said the excitement had been building since Wednesday night. "It wasn't her, it was me," said Curt, laughing. "I was doing all the celebrating, jumping up and down, trying to get her hyped up."

Sallas Mahone Elementary also held a boohoo-yippee breakfast for the parents of kindergartners to come and get some food and celebrate or comfort one another after taking their children to class for the first time. 

"Maybe for some of you, you are yippee, my last child is entering school for the first time,'" said one of the school's academic coaches enthusiastically as she tried to energize the parents who had come to the boohoo breakfast. 

Either way, it's sure to be a day the parents won't soon for get.

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