Only 4 hours to go.........then you can bask in how successful it's been .
My DS's were at a school 9 miles away when they were little - some of their friends were up to 12 miles the other side if school which meant if they went to play at the weekend/in the holidays sometimes it would be an 80 mile trip for me if I dropped them there, came home, picked them up, came home. (now their school is even further away but they are old enough to get themselves around by train).
Yes I envy those relaxed mums too. I am relaxed in most ways but not when it comes to entertaining other people's children. Oh the responsibility. At least your DS is an age he can entertain them himself.
Sparkling, I remember your angst about him changing schools (our DS had done the same a little while earlier). Glad it's all worked out so well for him. DS's current friends are by far the biggest benefit of his school move, and it sounds like your DS's are too.
Yes Lance, I can't believe he's been there a whole year after all that stressing. The friends thing was the major concern at the old school, I am so glad it's worked out. They are having a great time-makes me feel a bit teary.