These babies are now empty nesters. Empty nest. Shmempty nest. MY nest is full…and I like it. A lot!There is peace and quiet. No rap. No yelling to do homework, get off the phone, do laundry, get out of bed, feed the dogs, mow the lawn, put the dishes in the sink. That’s a pretty “normal” household of kids. Ours was so-not-the-norm. Every day was a roller coaster and I do not like roller coasters. I get an upset stomach.
The tension has been wiped clean. It’s a new phase. I like it.
Grown Up Dinners aka a Vegetable Plate.
I have quiet, reflective moments...
...and so do the dogs!
I want to give a shout-out to the parents that are approaching this season of life…it’s not what the media makes it out to be. Or it doesn't have to be. Especially when you live with your best friend. I love it when My Guy comes in the door at 5 pm. My day gets (even) better. I feel lighter, happier. I’m goofy about him, at 54!
And then a word to my 35 year old friends. I have almost 20 years on you. Please heed this advice: work on your marriage more than your children. He is going to be in the nest with you. You will like your empty nest a whole lot more if you LIKE your guy.
Oh, we sometimes have popcorn for dinner. Very cool.