Monday, November 29, 2010

Of Milestone Events and Empty Nests

The two youngest of my three children experienced milestone birthdays this year. My son turned 21 last month and my daughter turned 18 this past weekend. They are both in college and, hopefully, are on their way to fulfilling adult lives. With my daughter away at college and my son out of the house much of the time, I am experiencing the prelude to an empty nest.  There is less laundry to do, less dishes to wash, less noise and more food left in my refrigerator. (Contrarily the house is not in less need of upkeep. Hmm, why is that, I wonder?) There are times when I miss them being around. Then I think of the free time I have available to me now that they're not around as much and realize how much I'm enjoying it.

Empty nest? Bring it on.

Ballo ergo sum, - Gitana, the Creative Diva