Sunday, August 29, 2010

On the Road

We're heading home today, minus Eldest. Snuggler and Little Guy and I have been staying outside Boston with my wonderful friend Kate, while Eldest adapts to her new life at college.

Miraculously, Eldest has a single room. Except for the time before Big Guy was born, she's always shared. A single is a good thing for an introvert; she can shut her door, retreat, find quiet, recover. I guess you learn how to do that without a door when you have four siblings, but at college not everyone follows the same house rules, and there's no parent to restore order when things get chaotic. The single room is a good thing.

We are meeting Eldest for church today, eating brunch, and then hopping on the bus. More later

1 comment:

  1. Wow! A single? Outrageous for a freshman! I think back to when she came to visit--around age 9. I wasn't sure if she'd want to her own room or want to be with someone else. She chose a room of her own.
    Hope there weren't too many tears. It's so bittersweet leaving/launching.