This is likely to be a stressful day, so the calmer and more patient you can be, the better for all.
As a gap year, Sally Gardiner-Smith sailed 3,000 miles by herself to college.
This time of year everybody talks about the ritual of college graduation. But no one seems to focus on the other college right of passage that's unfolding now, the move out of the dorm and back home for the summer.
I stared at the mess cargo while standing in my driveway before we left home, and it hit me how that tightly packed, carefully chosen, absolute catastrophe in the back of my SUV and his compact car somewhat resembled my work-in-progress.