Author’s Note: Mollie really did graduate. Due to a glitch in my game, however, no pictures were obtained. Sorry!
It was really nice having the kids back at home. Their diplomas look fantastic on our wall. We’ve just come accustomed to Garrett being here all the time. He’s pretty much just moved himself in (that’s just fine with me).
Shortly after Mollie arrived home it was time for another big event…OLIVER’S BIRTHDAY! I could not believe my little boy was aging to teen. I was happy and sad at the same time. Pretty soon we would be empty nesters.
And with another crazy, magical, terrible, incredible sparkle…
…My baby boy got one step closer to being a man.
It didn’t take long for us to settle into our old routine. Mollie was living with us while we were planning the wedding. I was glad to see she and Oliver were still close and got along well.
“So what’s going on with school these days, baby bro?”
“Well, I got a full ride scholarship to LeFromage Art School. HA! Scored a goal on your stupid goalie. I told you he was weak!”
“Jerk! When do you leave?”
“I’ll miss your wedding.”
“Ollie, I love you…but you’re an idiot.”
“Don’t you want me at your wedding?”
“Of course I do, baby bro. But mostly I want you to live your own life. If that means you have to miss my wedding that’s ok with me. I want you to follow your dreams and not live in my shadow.”
“Oh. So I should go.”
“YES, Stupid. Go call the school now and get you bags pack before I taunt you a second time! Oh…and I just scored so I win.”
“Humph. I love you, sis.”
“I love you, too, you big dork. NOW GO!”
And just like that my oldest convinced my youngest to leave the nest before I was ready. I know I have to let them live their own lives but I wish they could stay by little babies forever.