We spent the weekend moving our eldest quills into her new dorm at college in a quaint small town in southern Minnesota. With every imaginable dorm essential purchased we and the rest of the younger quills help set up her 1/2 of the room. Dad made sure the Macbook Air and iPhone was internet connected and all emails were working properly. Mom made sure the room was decorated with a bit of home flair. We even figured out how to loft the bed so her desk would sit underneath. I think your looking for spare square inches in dorm rooms? Well, what neither of us were truly ready for was the spare room in our house.
We are finding that when the first kid leaves a bit of our home does as well. She was the eldest and she ruled the roost when Mom and Dad were not around. Actually she tried that as well when we were home! Regardless without her familiar voice, the music she loved listening too and the passionate person that makes her who she is, the home just seems a bit quieter. We are both thankful for the time with her and excited for the road ahead. Said a million times, they grow really fast. We've now lived it and it's a statement based in total truth. Time for us to quietly adjust and time for a new chapter in her life to begin.
Mr and Mrs. PQ