Okay, camping troubles aside, it was beyond thrilling to watch last Friday as our oldest child took the commissioning oath to be an Army officer. And, as a bonus? There was a professional photographer available afterwards who took pictures of all of us together. So, for what will probably be an exorbitant sum, we will finally have a fancy family photo. We haven't managed to get our act together to do that for over a decade.
Also, there were cookies and lemonade at the commissioning reception. The 3 younger children were very pleased.
Theo called me on Mother's Day (be still, my heart!) and mentioned how strange it felt not to have to be doing something every minute - no papers due, no tests to study for. "I'm just sitting around," he said. "I think I need a hobby."
I am trying to remember the last time I felt that way. I think it may have been the day before he was born.
[Grad cap image: Kinder Latino]