We did it! One kid off to college! Yes! We moved my oldest, Riley, into his college dorm this week. Boy, those dorm rooms are pretty small. Ireland and I struggled making his bed. As, you can see he got the top bunk. After his clothes were hung, towels folded, and his two alarm clocks were set (he’s a sound sleeper), it was off to the college book store.
Can you say ouch! Those books and that college sweatshirt are expensive! Then, we headed back to the dorm room where we met Riley’s roommate, Dylan, and his parents. Great people! Turns out Riley and Dylan have lots in common ! They hit it off right away. They both love history! Both even want to be teachers! How cool is that! So, everything was going great! I was keeping it together. No Kleenex yet. We were all starving, so we went to a great burger joint near campus. Then, toward the end of the meal it started to sink in. Alright, this was really happening. It was time. Ouch! This was tough. We hugged and said our goodbyes. Then, when I got in my car to drive home, I admit it. The tears just kept coming.
I already miss him and it’s only been a couple days. And, it’s not just me. Levi, the dog, keeps looking around the house for him. I’m so excited for him. I know, it’s time! You need to let them fly and all that stuff but, but, it’s feeling really weird! I just can’t believe he’s not going to be in our house anymore. I have no idea where the time went! Wow!