We finally have an empty next, after 30 some years, we have had half an empty next for about the last 10, when my youngest went to college my oldest moved in with his fiance, when my youngest moved back home with his girlfriend, my son and now wife moved out, there was about a month overlap (a big house becomes really small when there are 3 couples in it!!!)
So now it is empty, aaauuugghh, the good news, our water bills are lower, the bad news….I have to walk my own dogs! The kids (aka adults) were very active, so they would walk the dogs, now I have to do it! The good news, I can wash my clothes anytime I want, the bad news is…I have to entertain walk my own dogs, the doodle is soooo needy and they are awful to walk, the pug barks for no reason and the doodle constantly stops and poops!
The good news I can walk around in underwear……ok, let me explain, I walk around in my husbands underwear like shorts, those things are silky smooth and super light….the bad news…I am going to have to apologize to my oldest for constantly yelling at him to “put some pants on!” cause he was always walking around in his underwear, but now I know why 🙂
The good news, well that is about it, not much else has changed, the bad new, we have to bring in our own shopping bags, no kids to come help us.
I am glad everyone is out and living on their own and going their own way, but we do miss them, and who knows in this crazy would they may be back, that will be a whole ‘nother story since the oldest has a baby and a pug and the youngest now has a puppy that is gonna be a biggg dog. And at some time my mom will most likely live with us, with her dog, so I am gonna enjoy it now while I can!