Smiles (and a Few Tears) From These Gay Dads on their Kids First Day of School!

Summer is coming to a close, which means one thing to those of us with kids: back-to-school time! And, like all parents, many gay dads managed to wipe away their tears for long enough to memorialize the moment with the obligatory "first day of school" Instagram pic. We rounded up some of our favorites in the photo essay below. Enjoy!

Brian and Preston send daughter Pence off for her first day of preschool in style!

Their little 3-year-old is now ready to face the world!

Bryan with Hollis and Harper, excited for the school year to begin!

Harper's face says it all!

Jerry and Eric wish their daughter Ellie well on her first day of Kindergarten.

Only a few tears were shed ... by her dads.

Jeremy and Daevyn walk hand-in-hand for Daevyn's first day back.

Someone is more excited then the other that it's back to school time!

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I wonder who out of the two is more excited ...

Eli and Ido take their two daughters to their first day back at school.

Good luck to the second grader and the Pre-K student!

Marshall and Chris' daughter is ready to start her very first day of school.

And she's off. First day of school. #timeflies #ssparents #gayswithkids

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We're loving how confidently she's walking through that door!

Brian with his kids, Ella, Sadie and Levi, on their first day at a new school!

Backpacks on, let's do this!

Lucas is off to his first day of preschool! Good luck, Lucas!

Dads Khang and Boy are very proud of their little boy!

Byron and Anthony's kids look fantastic for their first day back.

Their teachers are going to have a hard time resisting those smiles!

Dad Ron snaps a selfie of Christian on his first day back ... with a photo-bombing grandfather in the background

Can't wait to see the graduation pics with Grandpa Joe in the background!

It's a big day for Maxwell as he starts 1st Grade!

"Ugh. This means we're getting older too." - David

Dads John and DJ eldests, Gregory and William, started 1st Grade this year!

Matthew and Violet, the younger twins, also started preschool. We hope Matthew remembered to put on pants for the big day! ;)

Dad Michael and daughter Kennedy celebrate their last day of the holidays before school starts tomorrow.

A dad-daughter weekend trip to Palm Springs was in order, to say farewell to summer and get ready for this 16-year-old to go back to school.

Trenton is ready for the 5th grade!

Proud dads Justin and Brian wish their son lots of luck on his first day back at school.

This is it ... the first day of school for Dustin and Colt's son.

Dad Dustin's hashtags say it all: #notsurewhoismoreexcited #itsme #stayathomedad

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