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Empty Nester's Holidays

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Referring to myself as an "empty nester" is really kind of a misnomer since one of our sons is again living with us temporarily. But still, this is not the same as being in the full time business of raising kids 24/7. I find I am enjoying getting to know my sons as "near-adults" and to see them maturing their thoughts and values while out from under my constant care.

What fun to have an adult conversation with young people I love so much! I am also finding it enjoyable to spend time wtih my friends' grown and growing children. How fortunate to have them all in our lives!

A big challenge for me now is to figure out what we can do for fun together as a family when it only happens rarely. I would love to still play games but they are beyond that. Just another passage of life I am trying to puzzle through.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
GOLFGMA 11/29/2011 6:05PM

    My married children still love to play family games when they are home. Sitting around the dinning room table playing Aw Heck, dominoes and other games will always be fun for us I hope. The main thing is getting together and being supportive of each other. I'm sure you will find something they will love to do just to be near YOU!

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