Actress Reese Witherspoon was left in floods of tears on Tuesday (06SEP05), after dropping her daughter AVA off for her first day of kindergarten.

The SWEET HOME ALABAMA star says Ava, who turns six today (09SEP05), was perfectly fine with her first day in kindergarten, but she was an emotional wreck.

The 29-year-old says, "She was good. I, on the other hand, was crying hysterically. The teacher had to walk me to the car this morning.

"She was like, 'Is Ava okay?' I said, 'Ava's fine - I'm the one that's really upset!'

"It's hard. I know a lot of people are going through that right now."