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10/22/13 10:35 P

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I miss all of us together at the dinner table every night talking about our day. Awfully quiet now with just the two of us.

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10/5/13 8:48 A

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I miss dinners together, but I don't miss cooking the big meals. (2 grown sons!)

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9/10/13 12:59 P

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Miss DD, but delighted that she's loving college.

Don't miss how her moods seemed to determine the general "weather" in our house. Much more even a keel...

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MY GIRLS ARE GROWN. ONE IS A TAX AGENT AT H AND R BLOCK AND WORKS A SECOND JOB ALSO AND IS VERY BUSY AND IS NOT VERY GOOD AT STAYING IN TOUCH. MY OTHER DAUGHTER IS FAR AWAY I AM IN PA AND SHE IS IN AUGUSTA GEORGIA. SHE CALLS NEARLY EVERY DAY AND HAS 2 SONS AGED 1 AND 3. I MISS THE NOISE AND TALKING AROUND HERE .MY HUSBAND WORKS 2 TO 10 SO IT GETS QUITE LONELY HERE.

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1/19/13 2:35 P

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Are your girls grown? At college? Married? Kids?
I have 2 girls, one at grad school far away and the other is married and is a middle school math teacher. She lives nearby but we don't see her much, she's very busy. We babysit our four-legged grandchild sometimes though.

Email and Facebook are nice ways to stay in touch.

Nice to hear from you. Let's hear how it's going. SP is a great place to hang out with your new Empty Nest friends.

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1/13/13 4:32 P

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I MISS MY 2 GIRLS AND SOME DAYS IT'S AWFUL BUT THEY DO CALL OFTEN. ITS JUST HARD WHEN THE HUBBY IS AT WORK WHEN HE IS HOME I AM FINE.BUT I DO GET LONELY ESPECIALLY NOW THAT MY MOM IS IN THE NURSING HOME NOW AND NOT HERE WITH ME.

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6/12/12 5:49 P

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Yeah, Tish, I do miss "HAVING an empty nest!" DS has only been home a week and four days, but WOW! He still wants to eat every 2-3 hours. I told him that unless I'm already fixing food for myself, he has to fix or find something on his own! I'd be willing to bet that our grocery bill doubles within the next week or two (if it hasn't already).

Sunday, the 10th, I started giving him chores to do. That's something I hadn't done before but probably should have. So far he's done pretty well, but tonight he's supposed to cook! I'll let you know how that works out.

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5/23/12 1:07 P

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Of course, first, I do not think of my girls as stuff; however, I miss my daughters. Although, I am kind of getting used to having the house, to myself, again. So, being an empty nester is not too bad. Unfortunately, when one of them call to let me know that they are coming to visit, I feel guilty; because the first thing that enters my mind, is CRAP, now my water, electric, and gas bills, etc. are going to go up! lol Because after my youngest, finally, left, I saw a dramatic drop in my house. It left me with extra income to do things with that I wanted to do. So, this is really a toss up! What do I miss or don't miss? It is a little of both.

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5/22/12 12:30 P

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Tresa, now it looks like what you'll miss is HAVING an empty nest! emoticon (now that you've gotten used to it)


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4/27/12 1:26 A

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Tishtoes, my son used to do the laundry! Yes, my Son knows how to wash clothes! He didn't fold, but I usually don't either. (I pretty much live out of my laundry basket.) I sure MISS having my big, strong son lugging the dirty clothes to the laundromat!! I don't have a washer at home, so I have to do the laundromat thing by myself.

What do I NOT miss? The "Will you fix ___ for me," question every hour or two. Now that he has to fix his own food, he has lost 40 pounds or more. He calls it a "Ramen Noodle Diet" and only eats about twice a day! Almost makes me wish I liked Ramen Noodles. LOL!

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I really miss seeing her face every day, but I like the alone time I have after work, now.
I like just hanging out with hubby after dinner, doing a puzzle or watching TV. It's cozy.

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1/20/12 5:49 A

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Don't miss being a taxi. Do miss the nice chats in the car though.

First thing I wanted to do when my daughter got her driver's license was have her drive ME to places all the time. It WAS nice when they could take themselves to their piano lessons.



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1/12/12 11:43 P

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I know just what your mean. Less worry but there is a void.

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1/12/12 7:30 A

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Don't miss the waiting up at night when they were late getting in from work.

Do miss their company, the chatter and excitment they brought to our home.

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1/6/12 4:12 A

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Haha! When my daughter was home for break, she found MY clothes left in the dryer and she put them on my bed.



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1/3/12 6:54 P

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The main thing I do not miss is finding either one of my daughters laundry left in the dryer...and of course they were not home to deal with it. Gahhhhh!!!! LOL! It usually got tossed on their beds so I could dry MY clothes. They learned, eventually : )

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11/27/11 2:21 A

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When they come back for holidays, it is wonderful! Nice to see them as thriving individuals, so unique, yet connected to our family.



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11/12/11 12:50 P

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I miss seeing them and being part of their daily lives.

I don't miss the roughhousing that comes with three boys.

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11/11/11 5:21 P

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Laundry SHOULD be easier with an empty nest, so why am I procrastinating and dreading it so?



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10/26/11 10:28 P

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I don't miss waiting up late at night, or lying awake, waiting to hear the door and know that my child(ren) is/are home. Sigh...... I still worry about them but not like when they were living here.



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10/10/11 11:55 A

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Oh yeah. I feel like I spent the 90's in my van.
Driving kids places.
I suppose that is why I am more familiar with the pop music of that era than my own (whenever that was)

I miss family dinners. I cook better food now than I did then. I wish there were more people around to share it emoticon

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10/10/11 3:55 A

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I don't miss the carpools. I told my daughter after she got her driver's license that the firest thing she could do is cart me around everywhere!

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9/26/11 5:30 P

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Oh yeah, forgot about the dishwasher running less (except when my husband is home and dirties the kitchen and many, many dishes. He likes to cook but leaves a big mess behind).

What kind of dog do you have? That sounds cute. Our schnauzer has taken my husband's iphone outside and even the tv remote control. I'm always putting it up when I leave or go to bed so he won't run off with treasures.


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It feels really weird because not including sheets, I can get by most weeks with one load of laundry and run the dishwasher once a week normally too.

If I can't find my shoes, or any other piece of clothing, I go look on my dog's bed. He carries stuff there and stashes them at night. He doesn't chew on stuff, just collects it emoticon

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9/26/11 3:29 A

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Not a problem. I have a husband who leaves his around..... emoticon

But our dog is "training" him. If my husband leaves his shoes or socks out the dog runs away with them!

The dog also likes to chew up reading glasses so can't leave those out either.

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I really like smaller laundry loads!


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I can't believe I am going to say this, but I miss picking up dirty socks all over the house emoticon

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I REALLY miss the music in the house. My daughter would have horn quartet up to octet rehearsals here and it was wonderful. However, french horn is the one instrument the dog did not like. He would go outside. The partials are too close and bug the ears.

I also miss her singing and playing the piano.

Don't miss the hormonal mood swings.


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7/10/11 4:46 P

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This is a don't miss - in a complex way.
I had to try to make my son do some kind of homework (he never did) and I had to try to keep him from constantly badgering my daughter while she did hers.
It continues to be a rift between them.
Reading together - takes me way back (can it be 20 or more years!) reading "Good Night Moon" and "Where The Wild Things Are"
Although my daughter and I talked mostly of books we are currently reading in our last phone conversation - we haven't read together in years.
Wow - you really tapped the well of the early years with your post.

back to Their Playlists

Personally I miss this. I haven't picked up any new songs since my son moved out.
And also don't miss it because some of the stuff he played was NOISE. But he would always turn it down if I asked him.

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7/10/11 4:28 P

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HUGS! I thought of that even before I read your posts too. Yes, I miss hugs very much, and cuddling on the couch watching movies, doing hair, reading together, etc.

I don't miss helping with homework!

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6/25/11 11:14 P

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Don't miss
because they are still around
(I think they are mine)


The music on Their playlists
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6/25/11 7:06 P

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don't miss (cooking the family dinners)


Cleaning muddy footprints in the entryway


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6/25/11 6:52 P

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O
I get it.
At first I thought you were saying you do not miss hugs.
I was emoticon
So - we say miss or not miss about the LAST thing. Right?

family dinners

definitely MISS

cooking family dinners?

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6/25/11 6:44 P

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(miss)

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6/25/11 6:43 P

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(first reply to show you how it works)

Don't miss

Hugs


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6/25/11 6:41 P

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List an item and then the next person answers (for that item) "miss" or "don't miss" and then lists another item.

I'll start...

Too Much Laundry


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