So we have arrived at this time in our life, the Empty Nest!
Even though there have been times in the last 5 – 10 years where we have been on our own at home, they, the kids have always come back!
We knew it would come but it has arrived and just before Christmas, oh – not sure how we will get through this time together without the kids and grand kids scattered throughout our house, noise, confusion, crying, laughter and creating messes from the kitchen to the outdoors!
Husband has become quite nostalgic, listening to old tunes on his headset – I am sure he is trying to block things out, put on ‘blinkers’ as such but it doesn’t work too well; he gets upset when he hears from them or sees pics on Instagram or Snapchat!
I suppose we need to start spending time together and doing the things we like or starting new things…..where to start though.
It’s amazing as you realise quite quickly you have spent so much of your time just being there or in some ways ‘existing’ for the family, what do they need or want and your ready to be available to assist at anytime.
The hard work begins, finding ourselves and the things we once loved to do, without waiting to see if we are needed to babysit or if the family wants to call over, do we need to do lunch or dinner, do we need to do school pick up?
All of a sudden we don’t need to check in with anyone, except ourselves, wow! Unique, different, interesting and scary, all at the same time 🙂
I’ll keep you updated and if you have any ideas or stories about your OMG! It’s an Empty Nest! What do we do now? times, please drop me a line, I would love to hear them.
p.s. I suppose we can always look forward to the time when ‘we move in with them’……hahaha 🙂