We hosted a grad party for about 100 people in our backyard on Saturday, then went to the Senior Tea (where the kids and parents have a chance to stand up and thank someone publicly--lots of tears!) on Sunday. Tomorrow, she turns 18. Thursday is Class Day (DD, as salutatorian, gives a speech) and prom (found a date at last after breaking up with her boyfriend), and Saturday is graduation. On July 1, that first whopping tuition payment is due (they do give plenty of warning so you can sell off your assets, pets, younger children, etc.) and on August 23rd, we drop her off for college orientation.
I'm having trouble believing how quickly the time has passed.