This is the one week of the summer where both of my children are away at their vacation programs. My 14 y/o daughter is off at UC-Santa Cruz doing a three week course on astronomy, while my 12 y/o son left yesterday for his camp, a week-long program that focuses on science and humanist values. No party for me, though. I have a ton of work to do, and I got called for jury duty on Thursday. Fingers crossed I don't actually have to go in, because I could really use the extra alone time to write.
We got home from dropping our son off yesterday, and the first thing my husband said was, "Welcome to your future."
I never thought I'd be one of those who'd suffer terribly from empty nest syndrome, but I'll admit it, I miss them and worry constantly. I've got at least six more years before it happens for real. I have a feeling those years are just going to fly by.