We hear a lot about the "empty nest syndrome." I wonder what the stats are on an empty nest that takes like 12 years to empty? It is easier on Mama and Papa bird? Or does it just drag out the inevitable? When my last son was born, my older son was 4 and his sister was 14, so yeah...our nest is slowly dribbling out the bottom. Or maybe they're jumping out of the nest. Anyway---I'm belaboring this. Suffice to say, my oldest son moved out last weekend. Boohoo! He pretty much kept to himself and his own life for the last few years, so I was sure I wouldn't miss him that much (I barely saw him afterall). Wrong! I miss him like a crazy Mama Bird! But it is fun and good to see him come into himself, even if it is in a tiny little basement apartment less than a half mile away.
But here's the good part. My tiny little writing room that is nestled at the end of the upstairs with no door and heat that doesn't seem to want to join me at the writing desk, will soon be empty. As my youngest son moves into his big brothers room, that will empty one very nice room with windows across an entire side of it. It took me a week to realize a new room would be empty. Yahoo! I'm so excited. But there is a lot of work to be done.
I haven't been terribly productive, so it's time to get back to it.