Last night and this morning, boxes of college paraphernalia were packed for shipping, photos from the weekend were uploaded and pored over, and while the girl got ready to show her sweetheart the town, the boy kept sleeping on his favorite couch, where the TV had watched him all night. My daughter was the first to leave the house today, heading out early to her internship at the Italian cafe, a tired but eager working girl. Me? I'm working from home while waiting for my aunt's visiting doctor. Now my husband is making tuna melts and also scones and my son is making pigs in a croissant crust blanket, just another one of the essential life skills he picked up in college.