Tuesday, 4 September 2012
This is now a child-free zone...
Well, for the first time in 30 years, this house is now a child-free zone...thanks to the education system.
The eldest lives in England and has for the last two years, the middle lad has just started Uni and moved into his own flat, and the baby, our gorgeous girl, has today started boarding at college to learn about ceramics. Our son has boarded for the last four years, so we have got used to him being away, but for our daughter to now be leaving home, I am amazed where the years have gone - it is a cliché I know, but it's true.
It does seem early to leave at sixteen years old, but it really is too far to travel each day ie up at 5am, out at 6am and not back until 7.45pm. It's too long a day.
We took her this morning, settled her into her dorm, made her bed (what on earth for - she's quite capable, but it's the least I can do) filled in yet more forms, tucked Bugs Bunny under her pillow - just in case. She has a few friends there already, and made a few new ones on her visit day, so she'll be fine.
So, it's a bit quiet this afternoon - no music blasting out, no lights blazing away, no crashing up the stairs, no teasing the dog until he barks his head off...
Still, we've got liver for supper (a no-no when the kids are here) and meeting some friends tomorrow for lunch. I can work on my computer when I choose, instead of listening to whingeing about 'I just wanna check my Facebook...' and we can lie in in the morning instead of up at 6.30am.
It only lasts until the weekend though - they are back on Friday night!
Posted by Vintage Maison at 14:09
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