First time empty nester

First time empty nester

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    First time empty nester

    Well the youngest daughter moved out today it’s the first time in over 30 years the wife and I have had the house to ourselves going to take some time to get use to but I’ll manage first time in years I don’t have to close the door taking a shower lol! I’ll miss her being around though it’s tough getting older

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    Looks like you have no one to take the trash out but you now.
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    It was a weird feeling when we became empty nesters. It was almost a month after the youngest son left before the empty nest syndrome went away.
    That being said, enjoy watching TV in the underwear, just don't post any pics. We don't want to see that!

    Life is going to be more expensive for you too. When the son moved out, it cost me $5000 for a new ZTR mower. LOL
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    My wife and I sat on peace and quit for a week, and then we had to find something to do with the weekends, I recommend a strict schedule of hunting and fishing with a monthly excursion out of town to see things the kids would have fussed about.

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    Can always play newlywed game again.
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    It’s eerily quiet this morning kids dog not barking cabinet doors not banging ice maker not going off every thirty minutes tv’s not on yet and I went to the bathroom with the door open lol this virus needs to get gone so I can get back to work

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    When my first daughter got close to moving out age I started thinking about how the other would be right behind her in a few years. Something about everyone9ving didnt set right with me so I talked to the wife and we started fostering. Now we have adopted 2 little ones. Brought one home from the hospital at 3 days old and his sister came a year later at 4 days old. They are one and two now so we are starting over. Just wasnt ready to face all that quietness. Maybe I'll be ready in another 18 or 20 years.

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    I enjoy the peace and quiet in my house until I have all four grandkids. LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by Smith676 View Post
    When my first daughter got close to moving out age I started thinking about how the other would be right behind her in a few years. Something about everyone9ving didnt set right with me so I talked to the wife and we started fostering. Now we have adopted 2 little ones. Brought one home from the hospital at 3 days old and his sister came a year later at 4 days old. They are one and two now so we are starting over. Just wasnt ready to face all that quietness. Maybe I'll be ready in another 18 or 20 years.
    Good on you guys for opening up you home to the new lil ones!
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    Congratulations on the empty nest!!!
    We could/should be empty nesters, but when our boys were 11 and 13, my wife got the baby bug again (really wanted a girl). Being the good husband I am, I caved and gave it my best “shot”, and our daughter is 14 now and a freshman in high school. We’ve still got at least 3 more years with her, and I’ll be honest and say I’m kind of dreading her leaving. It didn’t really bother me when the boys moved out, but it’s going to be radically different with my girl.

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