Busy Lions

Today’s the big day. Graduation. After four long years of studying, my daughter (the honors student) will receive her diploma. And two days later we go for orientation for the next four long years of studying. This time she’ll have a little more say in what courses she takes.

I’m excited and sad at the same time. She’s worked very hard and I’m proud of her. Of course part of me wants her to stay little. And another part of me knows that college is harder than high school. Out of the frying pan into the fire. But she’ll do well. And I’ll be proud of her even on the off chance she doesn’t.

I’m proud of Lion too. I know he’s lonely but he’s putting on a brave face. We’ve got three days down and five to go before we’ll be together. We can make it.

I’m glad he asked to be allowed to take the Jail Bird off when it was hurting him. I would have understood if he had to do it without permission. Pain is definitely an emergency. Even a little sore can become a lot bigger if it isn’t taken care of. I’d rather be safe than sorry.

Lion has also been a busy boy. He’s arranged a visit from a high school friend. He asked for my permission first and once I gave it the deal was done. One house guest in October is on the books. I bet we’ll have fun!