It was a long holiday weekend and our high school freshman spent a good part of it doing homework and projects. We are proud of the effort and conscientiousness -- qualities that will be critical in these pre-college years, and throughout life, too.
The weekend was also a good time to marvel at our child who isn't a child any longer, but who retains the sweetness, curiosity and openness of our little girl along with a growing sophistication in how she reasons, expresses herself and comprehends the world.
She'll be ready -- when it's time -- to deal with the college application process. In fact, she'll probably help me get through it.