Yesterday was a surreal experience as my wife and I dropped our 10 year old son off at a local college to attend classes. Walking around the school we had both graduated from some twenty years ago was rather odd.
We parked in a parking garage that wasn’t there when I had graduated, and walked him across campus to a building that wasn’t there when either of us had completed school. On the way we passed many mature trees that were planted about the time we had left.
We are both proud to have a son that has good enough academics to be part of the special classes that he was attending. So sporting a new cell phone and a sack lunch we left him to his first day at college.
He reported in as we had asked. Later he said he really enjoyed eating lunch at the benches near his second class. He was on time when we waited to pick him up. We invited him to go to the pool with us afterwards but he said, “No” because he had homework.
Our son has had a busy summer and hopefully will carry some good memories with him for a long time.