Even a reality TV mom can't escape this reality.
Kate Gosselin will have to deal with an empty nest for part of the day for the next nine months, as she dropped off all eight of her children to school on their first day in Wernersville, Pennsylvania on Thursday, and RadarOnline.com has the brand new photos.
The kids (twins Mady and Cara, sextuplets Aaden, Joel, Collin, Alexis, Hannah and Leah) were clad in matching sweatshirts -- boys in black, girls in white -- and blue jeans, as Kate and her silver fox bodyguard Steve Neild saw them off.
Kate got sentimental on her blog earlier this month, indicating that the new school year will be the first that all eight of her children attend class full-time.
"I stand in awe, amazement and slight sadness at the thought of this insert sad, nostalgic mommy music here please," she wrote.
In related news, Jon Gosselin Tweeted Wednesday he is "not writing a parenting book" and "not at liberty to discuss what his new book is about yet."
A new, one-hour Kate Plus 8 special airs August 30 on TLC at 9/8c.
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