This past weekend our son graduated from preschool. I’ve put his tassel and ribbon away along with his notebooks and crayons.

I managed to get through the “graduation ceremony” without making a complete fool of myself or my husband — which is a big deal as I am prone to excessive sentimentality.

Ryder will soon turn 5 and join his siblings in elementary school. Clearly, I am not ready for this transition.

My best efforts to stop the progress of time have failed.

I must now google “empty nest syndrome.” I am certain I have some of the symptoms.

July 14, 2010