Empty nest… finally.
Well, it finally happened. Munchkin has flown the coop.
Shortly before Thanksgiving last year, Munchkin’s dad (Ex#1) passed away after long-standing health issues. As she dealt with cleaning out his hoard (seriously, I’d forgotten how much stuff that man could cram into a closet) she decided she would keep the lease on his duplex and her BFF would move in with her. It’s taken her this long to get the place liveable and get the bulk of his stuff cleared out in between school and work.
But this week Muchkin & roomie decided even though things aren’t 100% ready, to start sleeping over there and get the rest done while living in it. So I’m officially an empty nester. Though my garage will be serving as a storage facility for Munchkin’s overflow for the forseeable future, and she hasn’t completely cleared out her room yet. Hopefully she’ll finish that out this weekend. Her leasing company bans pit bulls, so the dogs will be staying with us, and I imagine Munchkin will still be a frequent visitor. We’ll just have to train her to text before she comes over so we can put clothes on. LOL.
So it hasn’t quite hit me or the Mister yet. We’ll have our hands full for a while moving our own furniture around and filling space back up, as we get used to rattling around in the house by ourselves. I plan to take over Munchkin’s old room and turn it into my office/craft space and we’ll see how the rest of it comes together. I think we’ll adjust to it just fine, I don’t anticipate being all weepy over my baby being on her own. But you never know until you are actually dealing with a situation, right? We’ll see how it goes.