Last night was "College Planning Night". It was quite a wake-up call. A new era is approaching for our son. To date, he has not prepared himself academically for the more selective schools. I am afraid that is not now an option. However, looking back at my own teenage years... the similarities are striking. He will get accepted to some school, and it is up to him to make the best of it. He is a resourceful, smart boy (man?) and will excell in what he decides to do. He will need to mature and become responsible for setting proper priorities in his life - something he has not yet figured out. The financial aspects of a college education are staggering, but most families get it done... and so will we.