School started for us and since its his junior year kido is busiest than ever before. Though lot of things are added in his plate. Now I am meeting lot of his friends who are girls, this chapter is new for me, but ofcourse its sweet too. girls used to be pain before not anymore. I used to know all his friends parents before since we used to meet at recreation games. now have to find way to meet all this girls parents too. Recently hubby & I stained our deck, we did it after 10 years, and I can see I helped quite good since I still have body pain for last 2 days after doing the labor intensive 8 hour work. I thought I have always helped in hubby's outdoor projects, I guess I was just ballboy back then since never had this much body ache compared to this time lol. but anyways I can't believe in just 2 years we will be empty nester & I will have to find some other great purpose in my life. though on bad days of raising teenager I take solace knowing this shall pass too & he will be gone in 2 years lol.