In T minus 6 days, my OB (original bird) will be flying the nest! Somehow, he is old enough to leave for college. I certainly do not remember giving him permission to reach this age and this level of independence!!!
I have prepared him for the definite possibility that I may cry (who are we really kidding here? Everyone knows I will be a leaking mess) and that he has to let me fuss around him for a bit and he can't shoo me out the door.
And...that I will expect phone calls
And...that I will be visiting
And...that they might be surprise visits because maybe I have really important errands to run in that area.
How do you ever prepare for letting go?
I should probably just remember all his jerky teenage times