I'm having kind of a sad day as the two sons I still have living at home have just signed a lease on their first duplex. They will be moving out of our house in about 10 days. I dread the total quiet that's going to happen in the house. I love interacting with them and speaking to them every day as they come and go to their jobs. I have loved them and seen them grow and Blossom for over 25 years and how am I supposed to cut ties with him and not be able to have them under my roof anymore? I know they have to grow and I know this is also a new phase of life for them. It shows how much they have grown and mature and I know they are ready to get out on their own but it's so hard to let go!
It's a change in my phase of life and it is not one that usually reverses. I know when I was their age and I first left home it is almost impossible to go back. I understand because once you get used to being able to set your own schedule and your own rules because it's your own home it's just not the same going back to live under your parents roof.
The only positive aspect of this that I can find in myself and believe me I dug deep, is that our grocery bill will be cut by 2/3! Sons in their early twenties eat you out of house and home! Well that's something I guess. Anybody else going through the same phase of life? If you have any coping strategies or ideas I can use to help me transition more peacefully into the empty nest that I'm soon to be living under, please share. 😔😧 Knowing my blue days are just beginning. Send me some advice if you have any ideas to share. Thanks. Fancy1959.
I'm not going through this but I can imagine. My kids are 14 and 11 right now and I always tell them that no matter what they do in life, my doors are always open. I hope your blues go away. You will always be their mom and they will be visiting you more often then you think. 😊❤🌷
Rosey, I sure hope they visit more than I think they will. I am certain that first I will see him regularly but as Life Goes On, careers and families are started, we all know how short the 24 hours in the day becomes. But I know I've raised exceptional young men and if I ever need them they will be there if I simply call them. I cannot be prouder of them than I am. And I know is a mother I have to allow them to cut their apron-strings and move into the Adult World themselves. We all did it and now it's their turn. Thanks for your support and well wishes. Fancy.