Wednesday, August 12, 2009

empty nesting

I am sitting alone in my house, the only things I can hear are the dryer, air conditioner, and now the clickety clack of my laptop keyboard.



The baby bird moved (partially, we will move the rest of the stuff tomorrow using Penny's moving truck) into his very own nest at 1pm today. I went with him to pick up his keys, and to get a look, since I hadn't seen it yet. It is a cute apartment, pretty big, and a very.sweet.bathroom.




As he drove away I told him to text when he got there, and then again every 5 minutes. I was kidding. sort of.

I guess I can catch up with all his goings on when we meet him for dinner tonight at 6pm.

9 comments:

Not Your Aunt B said...

That makes me all choked up (the empty nest thing not the bathroom!) and I don't even know him. At least he is close by. I know you will still miss him lots!

Shelley said...

Now that's a nice transition...for both of you!

megmegmeg said...

Oh God, I can't even think about that. My oldest is going to pre-K, and I'm already having night sweats about kinder. I may lapse into a coma when the twins go to college. Must not think about it. Must not think about it.

Astarte said...

Well, at least the bathtub is already brown. :)

Oh, I feel for you. Just the thought of actually having them leave (versus my little daily fantasies of them going somewhere) makes me feel all panicky inside.

creative kerfuffle said...

oh hotch. are you ok? i know parents say they're ready for their kids to leave but i'm not there yet so i do not comprehend. i actually kinda like the bathroom colors : )
my wordify is messynes! LOL

DAVs said...

OH HP--I don't have any expertise in this area (I do think about when my dogs die how alone I will feel though--) but I hate when you are sad! I think, however, that you are the type of cool mom where the relationship is just going to meld and change and get even better as your kids grow into adults!

Diane, Fit to the Finish said...

My oldest is going to college (kinda). She is going, yes, but I'm so glad she decided to live at home. I would have supported her either way, but as the oldest of seven, she said, "I don't want to be like a visiting aunt to the little boys. I want them to know me." (I cried when she said that.)

I'll be thinking of you. . . bittersweet to be sure.

Alice said...

i think my parents actually feel the empty-nested-ness MORE each year. every time i go up to visit, my dad is a little more excited when i get there, and a hugs me a little tighter when it's time to leave...

uh, not helpful, was it. on the other hand, i think they REALLY enjoyed the first few years of freedom from us! :-)

kilax said...

Time for the fun to begin? :P

Just kidding. This time apart will make your relationship even stronger! I am so grateful each time I get to see my parents, now that we live so far apart.

 
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