My two high schoolers are gone. Due in for a 10 a.m. start they headed out with their dad an hour early to have breakfast in town with friends and then head to school together. All the rituals change and it's a little bittersweet. But in my heart of hearts I am glad they are each on their way as their independent selves dictate. (And all I can hope is that as parents we are doing a good enough job to help them create healthy and meaningful lives of their own.)
The photos above are from the first day of school 2006- a walk down memory lane!