There is something that I really don't know how to say in English, can anyone please help? When a colleague tell me that her only son is in college now, what I want to say to her but don't know how to put in decent and native English is:
1. Wow! In college already? He will be able to start off his life and make a living himself soon.
2. Congratulations. You, as a parent, will be free again and get back your life soon.
It is very weird to ask this question in English, hope I make my question clear enough.