Posted by: Admin | March 11, 2011

Once the Nest is Empty…

We’ve talked quite a bit about the sadness some of us feel when our nests empty, but  it has to be said, once you get past the shock of facing each other across the breakfast table and realising that yes, you actually have to talk to each other unless you want to eat in silence, there are upsides to the children leaving home. Here are a few:
  • There’s no one around to catch you having a cuddle in the kitchen, ergo no one will make vomiting noises
  • When you return home after both going out, everything will be exactly as you left it
  • There is food in the fridge
  • And beer/wine
  • You don’t have to make or buy seven different kinds of cake to cater for all tastes
  • You can play your music without someone shouting “turn that racket off!”
  • You can sing, if you want to. And dance, without comment being made
  • You can row. This in itself is a seriously undervalued asset – no more hissing-under-the-breath rows that have to go on for days because you keep being interrupted. Now you can slam about and clear the air.
  • You no longer have to have silent sex
  • In fact, you’re free to remind yourself of all the things you once enjoyed doing together
  • And, if you’re lucky, you might even have the funds to do some of them!


  1. I look forward to sampling all the above items !!!!

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