Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Not quite an Empty Nest

A few weeks ago my oldest son, who is 22, told my husband and me that he was moving out of our home.  Our son has a friend who inherited his grandfathers house and is looking for a roommate to help pay the inheritance tax.  The economy has been hard on our son.  He has a full-time job and yet he isn't able to afford a place on his own.  I'm sure many young people are in the same position our son is in.

Todd and I are proud of the maturity Ahren has shown in the last year.  He has come a long way since graduating high school.  We are going to miss having him around. His sense of humor, his obnoxious way of annoying his brothers and his dirty laundry.  Ok, maybe not the laundry.

Over the weekend we helped him move.  So far no tears have fallen from me.  He didn't take a bunch of things from his room that he doesn't want anymore.  I have no idea what to do with most of it.  I am thinking a yard sale.

My youngest son has claimed dibbs on his older brothers room.  First we have to tear out the carpet and install a new one.  My sinus' are not going to thank me from the dust. Oh, and it needs a good scrub.  The oldest wasn't the cleanest boy in the world. But what boy is??

Even though our oldest has moved out, we still do not have an empty nest.  Two more boys are in 'da house!

4 pretty purplexing comments:

  1. What a great opportunity for him to experience life on his own....I hope he doesn't bring his laundry home!

  2. Different times and places - but I married before turning 22. I wish you and him the best. I assume he is not too far. We still have one living here. She moved back after college and now she is going back for an advance degree. She talks about moving out. She has worked very hard with two jobs for awhile. Every situation is a little different and unique. all the best

  3. We are nearing an empty house. Our oldest is 21 and in her third year of college, has her own apartment and lives in her college town year round. Our son is 19 and attends college and works..but is never home. He goes to school, goes to work, showers, heads out with friends etc. Our youngest is 18 and will be a senior, then she is going off to college. It's sad and it's good. They do have it hard with the economy and i worry for them. I could say yes to less laundry and smelly bedrooms!


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