Loving my empty nest

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Registered: 05-14-2006
Loving my empty nest
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Sat, 10-11-2008 - 10:39am

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Registered: 04-22-2005
Sat, 10-11-2008 - 1:13pm
I'm not an empty nester (about as far from it as I can get, LOL), but my parents are empty nesters and they LOVE LOVE LOVE it. I've never seen them so happy as they were when all of us had gone off to college. It's like they went back in time to when they were 20 years old - they're so refreshed and carefree. I'm looking forward to it, too. It'll be nice for all the reasons you listed. As long as everyone stays emotionally close and communicative, it'll be a happy transition.
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Registered: 01-12-2004
Sun, 10-12-2008 - 1:04am

I must confess.

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Registered: 03-26-2003
Sun, 10-12-2008 - 4:14am
I have another two years of having a chick in the nest, so this is coming up soon for us. I am sure it will feel quite strange at first, but I am thinking there are some upsides as well. I will be able to travel when I want and need. I will not have to cook twice a day. I won't have to sneak around the house whispering till 2 PM on the weekends to avoid waking the teenager. Dh and I will be able to talk without having to explain all the time. As far as expenses, those will likely go up when she leaves, since she will need an education and all that, but that is ok.
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Registered: 05-14-2006
Sun, 10-12-2008 - 7:54am

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Registered: 01-15-2006
Sun, 10-12-2008 - 8:04am

take with this what you will but i'll bet your grown daughters have a different opinion about what empty nest means to them about you.

 

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Registered: 05-14-2006
Sun, 10-12-2008 - 8:53am

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Registered: 01-15-2006
Sun, 10-12-2008 - 11:49am
i'm just saying that it maybe when mom has an empty nest that she becomes closer,more bound to her then adult child too.

 

iVillage Member
Registered: 05-14-2006
Sun, 10-12-2008 - 1:04pm

...."and about not allowing your house to turn into some revolving door.

iVillage Member
Registered: 01-12-2004
Mon, 10-13-2008 - 3:13pm

My attitude is the same as yours.

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Registered: 01-05-2000
Wed, 10-15-2008 - 10:54am

Well, since Dylan is only 10 and Joy and family just moved in, I've actually moved the empty nest further into the future. lol But, yes, I'm looking forward to it for all the reasons you stated.

Chris

The truth may be out there but lies are in your head. Terry Pratchett

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