Sunday, February 10, 2008
Empty Nest Syndrome
It's a funny thing about "empty nest syndrome". You spend your whole young adult years taking care of babies and children and teenagers, and you really get to the point where you can't wait for them all to leave the house! C'mon, admit it.....you've all felt that way! But then they do, and it's just amazing how much you miss them. For years you wanted nothing but some "peace and quiet", and when you finally get it....it's too MUCH peace and quiet! Tag's two kids, Kenny and Wendy, and Wendy's boyfriend Allen came over for dinner last night, and it was so nice to have some noise and chatter and laughter ringing through the place. It was fun to make a big dinner....turkey and all the fixings....and sit around the table talking and reminiscing. Tag has been converting his VHS tapes to DVD's, so he pulled out the latest one and we all sat around and laughed our heads off at the antics of Kenny and Wendy as children. It was a nice night. It's comforting to know that, although we get the peace and quiet we wanted, the noise and confusion is still available to us for the price of a turkey dinner.