Preschooler Totally Loses It When He Realizes Moms Don't Go to School Too (VIDEO)

Back-to-school season is in full effect with students heading off by the busload. It's also a time many mommies struggle with as they fight back tears at the thought of their little one growing up. Apparently moms aren't the only ones who get in their feelings, as a reporter made a 4-year-old cry at the thought of being separated from his mother.


Andrew Macias never stood a chance. The preschool-bound student had enough on his plate to deal with -- like his first day of school, who would be his friend, where he planned to keep his lunchbox, and whether or not there would be any good toys left in the pile. The adorable little dude had no clue how emotional he was until a reporter asks:

"Are you going to miss your mom?"


The first day of school brought mixed emotions for many students, including 4-year-old Andrew Macias, who spoke to us on his way to pre-kindergarten on Tuesday. When we asked Andrew if he would miss his mother during his first day at City Terrace Elementary School, the young man firmly said, "No." He paused a second and then began to tear up. Seconds later, Andrew's mom gave him a hug off camera.Andrew was among thousands of LAUSD students who filled classrooms Tuesday morning as summer vacation officially came to an end. Read KTLA’s story here:

Posted by KTLA 5 News on Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Reactions to Andrew's on-air "breakdown" have been mixed.

"Poor baby, almost cried myself," wrote one commenter.

"From one mama's boy to another, that will never go away little man. Make her proud!" said another.

Others did not think this was cute at all.

"Why would you bring something like that up to a four year old? YOU put the thought in his head!"

"Classic case of 'What not to ask a 4yr old on the first day of school.'"

"Might as well have asked ... 'Are you going to miss your mom ... who you won't see all day ... and who may or may not pick you up after school ... and who may divorce your dad because you were born?'"

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On one hand, it's pretty comforting to know parents aren't the only ones who get emotional at the thought of their child going to school. But then there's the other side of the coin that can make this heartbreaking to see. When young kids head off to school for the first time, it's uncharted territory in many ways that removes them from their comfort zone. This alone could make any preschooler both sad and nervous, so why ask an obvious question?

Preschool can be a pretty big deal for anyone as it marks the end of toddler years and the beginning of "the countdown" to leaving the nest forever (OK, some return, but you get the picture). I truly hope Andrew had a wonderful first day that made being separated from his mom less painful.


Image via KTLA 5 News/FOX

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