The girls returned to college today. In stark contrast to their first day of classes last year, there were no tears this morning. For one thing, I wasn't making a five hour drive after leaving them behind. For another, we got The Teenager's tuition bill and it is a third of what we paid for the first semester of her freshman year; it feels really good not to be reeling from sticker shock.
Just a lot of pride in both of these young women; the one I am genetically programed to love and the bonus one. So proud.
Have a great year, girls! I know you will shine like the sun because my world orbits around you*.
*Cheesiest line ever, girls! Don't fall for it if you ever hear it in a bar!