There is truly nothing sweeter than spending time with your kids especially when those times are so few and far between. You see…I am an empty nester.
I haven’t seen my son since he checked out of his personal Bed, Breakfast and More on January 8th. Actually, his father informed him that check out time on that day was 12:00pm. You should have seen his face. It was really quite funny (Check Out Time).
My darling sugar plum fairy of a daughter has been home more recently but anytime away from her makes me sad. Her brother on the other hand, ehhhh! Just kidding but not really…him being the high maintenance one. Everyone always thinks it’s the girls but it’s all in the personality and not in the gender…in my experience.
We are very lucky they attend the same university, where their daddy went, so we can hit them up in one big swoop. I’m hoping everyone looks happy and healthy. Hard to tell when you aren’t pushing the food and vitamins. Trying to release that white knuckled death grip on them.
I suppose it’s all about letting go and that’s been hard for me. Not to say that I haven’t gotten used to a quiet household. I have, but it was a work in progress from August until December. You hope those wings you spent 18 years helping them develop actually work and they take off to fly. Then, of course, there is the fingers crossed “please make smart decisions” thing too!
Letting go is hard to do but it makes seeing them all the sweeter!