With all the hoopla surrounding Fudge's departure to New York, I almost overlooked the fact that two of my boys are also leaving for school this week. Today, Mrs. Balabusta took Larry up to the Yeshiva for the first time.
I sat with two happy/sad mothers from out of town, one from Minnesota and one from Massachusetts, as they discussed how they couldn't believe they were actually sending their kids away from home. I commiserated. I was in their shoes last year, when I sent Moe away. At least I thought I was.
I wasn't. Moe was back home within the week to do laundry and fire up the computer games. And he's never been away for more than a week at a time since. We are truely fortunate to have such a great boy's school available in town, and to have access to our sons.
But this year I am in their shoes. I can't believe I sent my daughter away from home.