This week is one of changes in our household. It gets upended from 2 different directions (does that mean it stays level?)
This week is also one of accomplishment.
Abe is graduating high school!!! And he'll be going to college.
And Rosie will have cleaned up all her stuff all over the place (by force if necessary).
I'm very proud of Abe. Especially in the last year, he has developed a sense of equilibrium to deal with situations, either common everyday or unexpected like last week's car incident. (BTW- it wasn't a disaster in terms of money to fix!)
After two years of living at boarding school, Abe is moving back into the house full time.
At the same time, Rosie is off for 2 months of camp. Except for some other scheduling problems associated with both of these occurences happening at the same time, I'm actually glad that they are at the same time. It will give Abe some time to settle in to living at home again.
Of course, he's not going to be home for long since he and I, and one set of aunt & uncle & cousins & his grandfather are all going on vacation together (for a week) the evening after graduation. Rosie will be back at camp, as she declined to go with us.