First, he is an only child for a while as we dropped dd off at college. They are quite close, even though he is stoic, I am sure he misses her knowing she is gone for a long time. I was fine, trust me I fell apart and Kindergarden, but no issues with college!?!?! Daddy, though, was much more sad.
Then, he is starting High School!! Wow!!
Third, he is playing high school football. He played peewee ball before, but this is much tougher. He has a lot of friends on his team. He loves his coach and may try wrestling too.