OK I know its coming----please explain what and why it is so depressing and what can we do to ease the pain-lol-- for both of us the plebe and mom. Weather I get ---going back after such a long break I get -----but if the end is so close shouldn't they be happier? They are almost thru the 1st third(1/3 plebe summer-1/3 1st academic year-1/3 the other three years) or so i have been told. Just keeping the attitude adjusted. AND you were all correct --he is getting antsy ready to get back and get back to it.