Childless for a while

Discussion in 'Family Life - Stories, Pictures & Updates' started by zippitydooda, Jul 10, 2011.

  1. zippitydooda

    zippitydooda Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, this is the first time in over 35 years that there are NO kids at home. Now I have to clarify that I LOVE my kids, so don't think poorly of me when I say:

    WOOOOOOHOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    LOL. [​IMG]

    I didn't have to cook. I actually don't have to WAIT to use MY computer. There are NO dishes in the sink. The laundry is done. I can go to the bathroom ALONE. (Ok, the cat came in but that doesn't count).

    I have 2 more days of this..... what should I do next?
     
  2. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    Run around the house nekkid.. or something like that.... [​IMG]
     
  3. Carols Clucks

    Carols Clucks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Take a long hot bubble bath with candles and the bathroom door wide open!

    Music on the stereo too!
     
  4. sheaviance1

    sheaviance1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 7, 2010
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    Crank "your" music up and dance! I love those stolen moments of "me time". I have never had a whole weekend, but an hour or two every couple years.
     
  5. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    Quote:That's the first thing DH does when our boy "goes away" for a while. We're enjoying a full fridge with him away for several weeks [​IMG]
    Zippity - I would SLEEP...and NAP...and SLEEP some more [​IMG]
     
  6. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Quote:Have you been peeking??? [​IMG] Trust me when I say, "The empty nest is a wonderful thing." I love my children and grandchildren. I love when they come to visit, and I love it even more when they go to their own homes. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  7. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    Quote:OH I AM SO JEALOUS! It's summer time, so naturally EVERYBODY is home, PLUS the pregnant step daughter has moved back in. She's 20 and the boys are both 17 and they're eating me out of house and home.....Not to mention the laundry, dishes, and cleaning I'm constantly doing to keep things in order.....I can't relax if the house is messy......

    Hmmm, what to do.....You should enjoy some spontaneous romance with your hubby or significant other! And if you are a single parent, you should just relax and DO NOTHING! And then, call a friend and go to dinner! And maybe go to the mall and buy yourself something nice! YOU DESERVE IT!
     
  8. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Isn't it SOOO nice??? Ours have been gone for a couple months now and we sit here and wonder how in the heck we did it for so long. The bills went WAY down too.
     
  9. ChooksinChoppers

    ChooksinChoppers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OH I AM SO JEALOUS! It's summer time, so naturally EVERYBODY is home, PLUS the pregnant step daughter has moved back in. She's 20 and the boys are both 17 and they're eating me out of house and home.....Not to mention the laundry, dishes, and cleaning I'm constantly doing to keep things in order.....I can't relax if the house is messy......

    If she is 20 and the boys are 17 I have to ask...WHY are you doing everything???? deligate deligate deligate!! My sons baby mother hated me because I made her do housework even after the baby was born....sheesh....if she lived on her own she would have to do it anyways.​
     
  10. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    Quote:If she is 20 and the boys are 17 I have to ask...WHY are you doing everything???? deligate deligate deligate!! My sons baby mother hated me because I made her do housework even after the baby was born....sheesh....if she lived on her own she would have to do it anyways.

    Hello Dianne! They do help, but it's minimal. I think I will take your advice and give them ALL a list of chores. They could definitely do more around the house. I work full time too, and none of them have jobs YET, so you're right, THEY CAN DO MORE!

    Gosh, this is dumb, but I really didn't think about it. I don't mind housework, and I like keeping busy, so it's not like it was bothering me, but I do feel like the maid sometimes......[​IMG]
     

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