So…my last child left the nest when he was 18 (he’s 21 now) and I’ve officially been an “empty nester” for 3 years. Even though I miss the kids, I’ve gotta tell you, this “no kids at home thing ROCKS. I can’t even begin to TELL you how awesome this feels, to be completely free, but it’s a strange feeling at the same time.
When I was in my early teens, I imagined what my adult life would be like; the Plan was to be a lawyer or a psychologist, live in a “mad pad” downtown, drive a nice car…the whole nine. There were no children in my original plan.
But life doesn’t always go the way we plan it, and instead I found myself divorced, in a big house in the suburbs, with 3 children and everything that comes with that life, good and not so good.
Fast forward to the kids at ages 28, 25 and 21, and those people that “teenaged me” never included in her plans, are now my best friends. We get together for movies (actually The Incredibles 2 tonight with my son), brunch and grocery shopping. It’s amazing.
I have everything else that “teenaged Me” wanted, and I’m free to do whatever the hell I want; drinks or dinner with friends, weekend getaways, shit…if I wanna sleep in ’til noon on the weekend, I can (and I do) ☺️
All that said, these are the 6 things that I love most about my ’empty nest’ (and you should too);
1. I have no one to talk to in the house, so I don’t have to talk to anyone 🙂
2. When you put something down somewhere, that’s where it stays until you damn well move it (you moms know what I mean).
3. You never have to hunt for the remote 🙂
4. Your place stays CLEAN, unless YOU mess it up
5. You can walk around the house buck f*cking naked, which is fantastic when it’s 30 degrees outside
6. No one else eats the chips 🙂
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