I'm sitting in my living room in the dark while everyone else is asleep. Today is the day we move Kate back to Boston. It seems like just yesterday when I was waiting in the car pool line at the middle school, watching Kate play field hockey and Amanda run cross country. I knew this year would fly by, but it still took me by surprise.
I have four more nights before Amanda moves off to college for the first time. If I thought going through this with Kate was tough, this is going to hurt like hell. The first step towards empty nesting has begun and I don't like it one bit.
As I stated in this post, my blogging schedule was changing a bit as I got back into the swing of things. And although I was away from the keyboard for longer than expected, bear with me as I try to get through this week. We're driving into Boston in a few hours, Amanda turns 18 on Wednesday, I drive back to Boston to pick up Kate on Thursday so she can participate in Amanda's college move-in day in Rhode Island on Friday (where she'll be swept away almost immediately to participate in a leadership program), and then we'll return to Rhode Island on Sunday to finish moving Amanda in. Then we head back into Boston one more time to drop off Kate before returning home.
It's a big week...
I will return to my regular schedule after Labor Day. I hope you have a wonderful week and a fabulous long weekend.
P.S. You may also like August 31, 2013 and I Survived the First Year of College.