Well, the time has finally come for our youngest child to head off to college. We've been accumulating all his necessary stuff for weeks, and have been washing/organizing/packing in earnest for the past few days.
He's got 3 duffel bags filled with clothes - mostly tee shirts and shorts, a few pairs of jeans and khakis, a couple of hoodies, and lots and lots of socks and boxers so he won't have to do laundry too often!
Then there's all that gear - laptop, surge protector, cables, mini-fridge, microwave, flat screen tv, sheets, towels, assorted mattress pads, pillows, etc, etc.
It's hard to believe that we will be driving him up to UConn tomorrow morning, and coming home as official EMPTY-NESTERS.
A bittersweet event, for sure...
I know that I'll be sad and I'll really miss my boy for a while. But hopefully my husband and I will adjust and begin to enjoy our return to a more carefree lifestyle.
Has anyone else been through this transition recently? Any coping tips would be appreciated!