I'm not a big fan of clichés or trite sayings, but every now and then one simply fits a particular occasion.
This is one of those times.
My oldest bird has "flown the coop." In other words, Cameron, my eldest child, is now a college freshman. Oh, I'm sure he'll be home often, dirty laundry in tow as most are, but he officially has his own residence now. And while it may be still in the same town, it's under a different roof.