On Friday, we took Mark to Philadelphia; he moved into his dorm a day early, with the understanding that he would help others on Saturday, the official move-in day.
This hit me really hard. Yes, I know I've sent 8 other kids off to college, but this is my baby. There are no more children behind him. This is a really bittersweet time for us.
Cass lives less than 4 miles down the road from Mark's college, so she came to help settle him in and cheer him on (and she took him to Target on Sunday to get a couple of things he had forgotten....what a girl!).
There is a huge oak tree right outside his window, which makes his room really pleasant; you can see it behind us. Cass talked him into moving the beds around (he needs the extra long bed, which is a special request) so he had the "better" side of the room; we set up his bed, put his mug on his shelf, and set off for lunch.
Mark's not much of a talker; still, it's awfully quiet around here. And I really don't know how to cook for only 2 or 3 people. My dearly beloved might find himself eating leftovers until I get this worked out. Meanwhile, it's a blue Monday here in our little corner of the world, as our baby starts on the rest of his life.
Hope you're all enjoying this last Monday in August!