Something of a landmark moment on the walk to school this morning when Jamie disappeared off into the distance.
Now into his second week in Year 5, Master White has decided that he now wants to make the journey kind of on his own.
And when I say "kind of," he means 30 yards ahead.
Can you spot him?
OK, so I made it easy for you. But you get the idea.
To be fair to the boy, he hasn't chosen to completely cut the apron string.
This morning he still turned around every few seconds to give me a thumbs up or a wave. But there's no mistaking the fact that the long march to independence has begun.
May he tread carefully but well.
Meanwhile, Charlotte is staying right where she is.
If only for now.