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August 13, 2011


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I am impressed that you got so much packed into that box. He'll be fine. He's had great role models.


You left out the ingredients to make chocolate chip cookies.


Sending hugs and hopes that tomorrow won't be too hard. Even happy moments - those bitter-sweet ones - can make us sad. Congrats to him and you.


He'll be totally fine. And be glad it's just college. After receiving my German High School Diploma, I decided to go to the US for one year and be an au pair. So my mom had to 'leave' me at the airport and worry that I'd make it to the other side of the ocean... And it's like thousands of miles away from home.
I guess my mom would say you're lucky he will be within a country. :)


I remember realizing (the afternoon before Theo left for his first year at college) that the kid had never signed up for online banking and a debit card. Yikes. We had to fit that errand in, which was hard to do considering we were spending that last day telling him everything we felt we had neglected to teach him in the previous 18 years.

And don't worry - your son will find SOME GIRL to do his laundry, at least. Oh, that kills me.


He'll be fine! It is an exciting time. Bittersweet, I'm sure, but very exciting. When is your first visit? :)


So, so, so glad it is college and not war!


Roots and wings! I am confident you have provided both for DB. Now it's time to fly!
Imagine doing this w/o cell phones and emails, maybe putting him on a train to go across the country alone.

Busy Bee Suz

I am a little verklempt that he is going so far away....but I do know that he has had great 'training' for the last 18 years too.


Lots of luck!

phd in yogurtry

"18-year old go off to fight wars. This is college. It will be fantastic"

wow, way to keep it in perspective! and that tupperware tub? amazing!!


Good luck -- to all of you! -- with this exciting new stage of things.


You may have inspired me to break out the space bags for Saturday's road trip to Wisconsin!

Danger Boy will have a wonderful time!


Wow - I am impressed by how little he is taking with him. We shipped 5 boxes of stuff and her bike back east for my daughter and still had 4-5 suitcases of stuff on the plane! I am still trying to convince our youngest that she can't take everything she owns!

Sending him off to a waiting coach is a big comfort, I am sure.

JCK (Motherscribe)

Hope all went well!

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