This is for parents who have PCs who have truly been nothing (or ALMOST nothing) but wonderful to raise. And then they grow up, as they should. And I can tell that Jumper isn't even into high school much anymore. She is one step out the door, excited about her next journey...college and a dorm. Prom was Saturday and as we took pictures, AND HER BOYFRIEND WON PROM KING (she had been queen last year), all I could think about was how these wonderful high school memories are over and that it is sad for me, but not for her. I can truly say Jumper has had a dream high school experience and has never given me anything but fun...whether she was playing one of three sports, pushing her grades up from barely passing to honor roll, hanging out with the good kids and picking a wonderful boyfriend, making jokes or just hanging out...she won't be there anymore. And she will change. Forever. How did you others embrace this step? Sure she'll be home for visits and holidays, but she is a young lady now. On top of that, Sonic is leaving as soon as he can get approved for an apartment. However, he will still be in the neighborhood. Julie and 36 left under contentious circumstances so I didn't mourn their leaving, although now I miss Julie very, very much and wish she was not in Illinois. Still...new experience for me since Jumper and me are very close with no "issues" in the way.