Turns out the drop off at the curb was better than the old system. No painful movies, no counting down the minutes, and ..... no tears. But there were plenty of tears after the fact. We are going to miss our boy. He sure brightens things up with his laugh and we will miss the way he drives us crazy with all the questions he asks.
He was well prepared and now gets to meet the challenge!
The last thing I heard him say as he walked away, "Oh man. This is weird!"