Today was the day. We are now empty nesters. Not in the permanent sort of way, but at least for the school year.
It took many hours of shopping for the dorm room (well, at least for mom), careful selection of clothes and shoes (the child's job) and and packing the car with so much that we looked like the Clampett's heading off for Beverly Hills (except there was no rocking chair with Granny on the roof). And the only thing he forgot was his glasses. Of course, without his contacts in, he can't see past his nose, so forgetting these creates a bit of a problem. So the will be shipped off via overnight delivery so he won't over wear his contacts or sleep in them.
So now we must adjust to daily life with out the laughter, smart remarks and witty sarcasm of our son. But I know he will be happy to entertain his roommate.