So in this month one child heads off to Italy for the year, one child heads to University of Texas, and one starts high school.
Life sneaks up on you like this some time.
The first one leaving was, well expected. Even the second one going, while moving a bit more quickly, was (again) expected.
It is the youngest going to high school that compounds the issue.
In about the period of 3 months, we are going from two at home full time to three full time at home to one full time at home. That, my friends, is a pretty significant change.
In some aspects, I am playing for time. This is far more disturbing to The Ravishing Mrs. TB than it is to me (and it is somewhat unsettling to me), so I have effectively left the discussion off the table. It is still there in the back of my mind though, looming a little larger every day.
I know (in the back of my head, because that is the way things are) that once high school starts it will be over faster than I can imagine. Things have a way of doing that.
I had not expected to be here so quickly, or have to make an entirely new set of decisions about the course of our lives in such a short period of time.
But that, I suppose, is really nature of time and life. It just moves on.