First Day of School Jitters: Mom, it's Going to be Okay

Sometimes, the first day of school can be more stressful for mom than student.

The first day of school after five years of being with mom can be a daunting prospect for any child.

Mom and Dad are usually there to console, comfort and allay first-day fears.

But for one East Atlanta youngster, she was the one the one doing the consoling.

Sophie Antell, a kindergartner at Burgess-Peterson, was excited to go to school Monday, along with her East Atlanta pal, Lucy Hollomon.

Sophie's mom, Susie Boggs Antell, was a bit nervous.

Little Sophie told her mom it would be OK and that the school would let her stay a little while.

But not too long, Sophie said, because "I'm ready to have fun."


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