Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Empty Nest Ramblings

Sometimes I just don't feel like organizing my thoughts into a meaningful post. That's why I am just going to type my thoughts as I think them today.

So, having an empty nest is a little weirder than I thought it would be. Sam's schedule had been so much off from our's, we saw very little of him awake. I didn't think it would feel all that much different.

I was wrong.

Mike & I noticed that we keep having that thought in the back of our minds that we are waiting for someone to come home. It is strange. After all, for nearly 33 years we had offspring living at home. We were often waiting for someone to come home.

And then there is the food thing.

We don't need to buy as much.

I bought some Hot Fries the other day. That is one of the things that I enjoyed buying for Sam, something neither me nor Mike can eat. He was always so grateful when I brought them home for him. When Sam came by Sunday I think it made him happy to see that I had some Hot Fries waiting for him. It's the little things, you know.

Our house seems quieter... and bigger, much bigger.

I never really planned ahead much for an empty nest. Before I was married, I thought about being married. I always expected to be married. Before we had children, I thought about being a mother. I always expected to be a mother. This new phase, though, I didn't really think about it too much.

I do enjoy having  uninterrupted conversations with Mike.


Happy Elf Mom (Christine) said...

Yeah, no one expects that whole empty nest thing or really plans for it so well... I am having trouble imagining it myself. :)

Maria Rose said...

Don't worry, your granddaughters are happy to interrupt your conversations!

Anne Marie said...

I am dreading the empty nest. Since Megan is our only, there will be no easing into it. With only one more year of high school, I feel like the empty nest is a dark shadow haunting me. I want to take a flaming torch and chase that shadow away! ;)

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