He was so dang excited to be brace free. He had his braces on for 2 years so it was a great moment!! We went school shopping, got home and gave him a hair cut, and took him back to the ranch to work until the day before school starts. He has been working on the ranch for almost the whole summer. As parents we were not ready for this yet, but he has really enjoyed being on his own. He is the only one living at the main house, so he cooks, cleans, does laundry, makes his own lunch and gets him self up on time to be to work. I hope that these are life long habits that will stay with him. I just hope that he can handle being part of the family again when he gets home, and at least remember to wipe off the counter when he is done having toast. We sure miss having him around!!