Monday, February 16, 2009

Honey Bunch Leaves Home

Such a strange thing to drive my son to the Halls of Residence and leave him there. I mean, I have driven him to his father's plenty of times but somehow this feels different. That's 'cos it is different. Now, I've got him all "growed up" and he is off on the next step of his life. He is technically no longer living at home. I don't know what to feel. I didn't cry, but I was very proud of him as he said hello to every one he met. I still have 2 homestay students at home so I am not totally alone. But ...

... and, darn it, I completely forgot to take the camera with me. He dyed his hair in the weekend using some 'wash out in a few weeks' dye. He is naturally blonde but now is red. Kinda suits him but he didn't like it ha, ha. Le's hope the dye is true to label, otherwise he is going to have a 'roots' problem :-)

I forgot to say he is only 1 hour away and will be home in the coming weekend so I guess that is why I don't feel tearful. He has been away for longer than a week during holidays in the past. This is nothing!!!

3 comments:

Janice said...

it is different because its the start of the growing away. They change when they start taking responsibility for themselves which he will have to do at the halls of residence, unlike staying at his father's.

meggie said...

Good luck to him on this new journey in his life.

Shasta said...

My daughter goes to school an hour away also. It is wonderful - because she can visit and do laundry, pick up free groceries, etc., but also has her freedom and space. And I don't miss her so much knowing that she is a short drive away.