This was the year it happened: Alyssa informed me that I didn't need to walk her to school on the first day and I didn't need to pick her up either. So I let my fourth grader go on without me.
The weather wasn't ideal but the rain didn't dampen their first-day-of-school excitement.
It was perfect--head off to school on this milestone day with a life-long best friend, dressed just alike.
He stopped at the door step and said, "Wait a minute." Then he carefully inserted his hand in his pocket for this deliberate pose. So funny. So Caleb.