I did it. I dropped him off and watched him walk into the movie theater. Without me. I fought every urge to jump out of the car, scream out the window that I love him, and secretly follow him in the theater. I let him go. Without me.
Troy and his friends are currently enjoying Ready Player One and I am sitting here trying to distract myself. I know he’s safe and completely ready for this milestone. But, he will always be my baby.