Life is Ever Changing
Wednesday, March 06, 2019
Wow, I never thought I would be so sad, happy, proud and a few other emotions all mixed in when our youngest child moved out
I have spent more time this past week in various states of emotional term oil (mostly bawling my eyes out). I really don't know how to handle this and honestly never expected that we would be empty nesters before I turned 50.
As much as I miss my baby I have realized that I was much more attached to her pets than I thought (Alex, Azathoth, Nuka and Rufus, the Rat Boyz). I never realized how much time I spent playing with them while she was at work, until they weren't there any longer. It has been slightly less than a week since they all moved out but it has hit me harder this time around than when our oldest moved out. I am not sure why, maybe because the house wasn't empty when she left. Maybe it is harder because of the animal factor (oldest one never had a pet of her very own).
I am just trying to channel my emotions (I guess it is a type of grieving process) into something more productive. So time to go clean and organize some more and maybe I can convince my other half to let me get a rat to go with my cat.