Friday, June 22, 2012

Empty nest trial

For the first time since their birth, both of our children (ages 16 and 17) have been away at the same time.

They've been attending a youth group retreat up in North Carolina for the week. They left their cell phones at home so we've had no direct communication with them.

They are due home around midnight tonight.

My wife and I did fine.

Initially, it was quite odd; eerily quiet.

After we got used to the quiet we settled in.

Evening walks helped as well as a few meals out.

It was a good trial run.

As a not so unexpected benefit, our house has been a lot cleaner, our washing machine is not running 24/7 and we barely needed to leave our trash cans/recycle bin at the curb this week because of a significantly less amount of both.

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