Empty Nesting Children & Grandchildren

Cutting those apron strings can be difficult and lead to mixed emotions. Many of them.

It’s a struggle to say the least.

It’s also a time for parents to reconnect.

I don’t know how you feel, but an empty nest applies to Grandchildren as well as our Children.

Oh sure, your daily chores will lighten, but I’d rather have dirty dishes in the sink, loads of laundry and everything else that goes along with teenagers being themselves.

On the other hand, sending our children out into the world to learn, to grow, to be self-reliant are some pretty awesome, proud and healthy moments.

Our Grandson is headed to college in July, immediately after graduation in June.

I don’t know if he simply wants to get some college time behind him, or if he’s ready to assert his independence! It’s likely he also has a mixture of eagerness and maybe a few anxious thoughts.

Whatever he feels, we’re proud of our Grandson and stand behind him in any and everyway we possibly can.

7 thoughts on “Empty Nesting Children & Grandchildren

    • Jill, thanks bunches. Can’t wait to visit him. We’ll give him plenty of warning so he can clean his apartment! Lol Whichever. It won’t matter, we’ll just be happy to see him. 🙂


  1. Grandson off to college? I still think of him as being a little boy. Yes, there’s a trend to cram 4 years of college into 2.5 years by going through the summer and carrying heavy course loads. More power to those who can do it! Room and board is the same no matter how many classes the student is taking, so there can be a huge savings by doing it faster. Empty nesting is different, but I’ve enjoyed each stage of my children’s lives as well as the granddaughters who have also flown the coop. Maybe because they have become adults, this new stage has made them seem more like friends and no longer charges.


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