It’s always tough for parents to see their little ones leaving childhood behind them, but there’s also a great sense of pride there. As long as you feel you’ve raised them right and they’re ready to tackle the world, that’s enough of a reassurance to know that everything’s going to be OK. So when that time came for Tom Sullivan, he gave his daughter Meg the most perfect sendoff.
Tom’s been making his youngest daughter’s lunches since kindergarten, even going so far as to peel her oranges for her — even up until this year. It became a standing joke to the family, but he simply wasn’t ready for his daughter to get sticky fingers. Until now.
“He ignored us and kept peeling them, and then yesterday when I got to school on my last day of high school, I pulled out my lunch and found two unpeeled oranges and a printout,” Sullivan told Buzzfeed News. “I thought it was just going to be a letter saying ‘Happy last day of school!’ or something, so when I opened it I couldn’t help but smile.”
My dad has been peeling oranges for my lunch since kindergarten & on my last day of high school I got this instead pic.twitter.com/N8B2qb43qA
— Meg (@megsullivan07) May 31, 2017