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12 Happy-Sad Moments Every Mom Experiences

Moms, we know how sappy you are. But don't worry, Nine West has a shoe for the first day of kindergarten to the first day of college.

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1. When your child can't sleep through the night unless they're cuddling with you.

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Why you explode with fuzzy feel-good emotions: Because how can you love such a tiny thing this much?

Why you tear up like a goof: Because you haven't slept in days.

2. When they get attached to a close family friend or babysitter.

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Why you explode with fuzzy feel-good emotions: Because they're becoming a little human who can interact with others.

Why you tear up like a goof: That person they're hugging ain't you.

3. When they start to finish all the food on their plate.

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Why you explode with fuzzy feel-good emotions: Because sustenance! And your hours of pureeing those dang vegetables have paid off.

Why you tear up like a goof: Because there are no longer any excuses for you eating a plate of fish sticks after you've finished your dinner. Le sigh.

4. When they try to put makeup on for the first time.

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Why you explode with fuzzy feel-good emotions: Because they just put lipstick on their nose and ears.

Why you tear up like a goof: Because they wanna look just like you! And they're growing up so fast. [sobs]

5. When they decide that they want to dress themselves.

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Why you explode with fuzzy feel-good emotions: Because self-expression! And bravery! Who else would go to the grocery store holding a shield?

Why you tear up like a goof: Because let's be real, you liked treating him like your little doll.

6. When they learn to ride a bike.

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Why you explode with fuzzy feel-good emotions: Because no child has ever performed such extraordinary athletic feats.

Why you tear up like a goof: Because soon they'll be two-wheeling away from you when you wanna hang out.

7. When they go away to summer camp.

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Why you explode with fuzzy feel-good emotions: Because you get to watch what YOU want on TV, ALL summer long! Oh, and 5 p.m. margs!

Why you tear up like a goof: Because you know the horrific failed flirting attempts that lay ahead for them.

8. When they get ready for school dances.

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Why you explode with fuzzy feel good-emotions: Because you've never seen anyone look so beautiful.

Why you tear up like a goof: Because you have no idea how the kids are dancing these days. What if it's inappropriate.

9. When they start to drive.

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Why you explode with fuzzy feel-good emotions: Because you're so dang proud of them for passing that test.

Why you tear up like a goof: Because they don't have to pretend they love going to the mall with you on Saturdays anymore.

10. When they go to college.

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Why you explode with fuzzy feel-good emotions: Because education! And carving your own path in this world!

Why you tear up like a goof: Because who is going to make popcorn with you and watch reality TV? Will they be able to properly feed themselves? Will everyone be nice to them?

11. When your beautiful child gets their heart broken for the first time.

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Why you explode with fuzzy feel-good emotions: Because they have the capacity to love and be loved in return.

Why you tear up like a goof: Because you would do anything on this planet to be able to take their pain away and experience it for yourself. (And give the person that broke it a piece of your mind!)

12. When they get married.

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Why you explode with fuzzy feel-good emotions: Because there isn't a bride on the planet that looks as radiant as your daughter on her wedding day.

Why you tear up like a goof: Because they've learned how to be loved, and most importantly, to love in return.

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