Its amazing how the absence of just one child can make our home a completely different place. It was quiet. There was no arguing. And no one slammed any doors. I'm not saying all of those things are generally his fault. The last time my middle child was gone for the day the same thing occurred.
I miss him but I'm not sure if I'm ready for him to come home. Maybe when they leave a different child will go with them....maybe. One can only hope.