My oldest son started first grade yesterday. It was only a half day, but today is the real deal. I feel like I've been preparing for this for so long, that now I'm not sure what to do.
I still have my youngest son at home with me, but it's different. There will be half the requests for juice, half the requests for snacks, half the requests for playing pirate ship, half the whining, and absolutely none of the 'he's not sharing, that's not fair' conundrums I've been experiencing for the past several months.
I think this will be a transition, and mostly on my end. My oldest son gets tons of new, awesome experiences, while I feel an early version of the empty-nest syndrome. I might weep openly.
Don't worry for me though: my youngest son will no doubt keep me on my toes. Why, just today, he argued with me about why he couldn't eat dirt. This should be interesting. When does Christmas break start?