It’s nearly Christmas, and you realize that next year your last child is going to be off at college and there won’t be anyone around. Decorating the Christmas tree is just going to be you and your husband—or maybe just you. Being without your last-born has you totally freaked out. You know, my wife and I have one left at home. She’s already talking about moving into her own apartment. While it’s a joy to know she’s independent, it’s sad knowing that this season of life is coming to an end and that I’m officially OLD. The good news is now we’re in a situation where our kids actually become friends, and we can have more time to do the things that we’ve been wanting to do. The hard part? We just miss them.