Never fear mom. Your empty nest may be empty on some days, but it’s not forever empty.
One of the things that happens is that Rooster and Hen (Dad and Mom) get comfortable in making some new habits.
Then, when the chicks (the kids) come home for vacations, college breaks, weekends, or for a short (hopefully) stint at living back at home there may be some changes that have taken place that you weren’t aware of.
I hope you enjoy a a very cute post by Alice who reminds us that sometimes the chicks come back to the nest, and some of the “conflicts” that may arise.
Reading her article reminded me of the habit hubby and I have been in of going to bed as early as 8:30 or 9 pm.
When our nest emptied, we decided one of our changes would be to try to get 7 hours of sleep a night. The times when our son has come back home, we purposed that we would cherish the time and forgo the sleep. BUT, if he and his family were to come home now for an extended time, I’m thinking we probably would have a little “conflict of times” =) It doesn’t take long for the head Rooster and Hen to get established in new habits!
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