Andee came home from school yesterday crying.
Yaya Delia said that all of Andee's first grade classmates were wailing when she went to school to fetch Andee. It was the last day of school.
I remember crying during 6th grade graduation, AND every 4 years in high school when school's out and during high school graduation. These were the years when I had an established group of peers already, or 'barkada' in Tagalog. It was also during this time when I had that sense of belonging, sharing secrets, personal stories, etc. Seeing Andee react this way was good as she has valued the company of friends.