Saturday, August 25, 2012

We are officially empty nesters

Yesterday afternoon, we helped move Kiddo #2 into his dorm room. Although he's going to the university here in town, we wanted him to experience being on his own - hence the dorm room. Theoretically, he'd packed everything, but the more we unpacked the more we discovered he was missing. We have quite a lengthy list of things to bring him in the next few days, but we're holding off and trying to avoid the mad rush that is move-in weekend.  After that, for the most part, we won't see Kiddo #2 until his birthday in October, and then again for Thanksgiving. Unless, of course, he needs to do laundry or wants a home-cooked meal or something. ;)

With Kiddo #1 at college somewhere Far, Far Away, that leaves us home. Alone. With just the dogs, cats, horses, and chickens for company. Which is actually quite a lot of company.

We considered what to do to celebrate, even though it was pretty sad to leave Kiddo #2 at the dorm. We thought about going out to eat at some nice restaurant, but remembered that we are paying for 2 kids in college, so a nice dinner was probably out. We opted for pulling a couple of steaks out of the freezer and having a bottle of wine from the wine rack.

We did, however choose to eat dinner nekkid on the couch. Just because we could.


  1. Eating dinner nekked on the couch... that is the reason I don't ever want to have kids. I want to be able to do that FOR LIFE.

    1. Andrea, having kids is an amazing thing. It's also the hardest thing I've ever done in my life. I'm glad to have been able to do it and I really hope we have given the kiddos a good start. They are awesome people in their own right.

      However, I have to say that the couch thing is kinda nice... ;)