Monday, July 7, 2008

Oh…Forgot One

I forgot to post one of the pictures I found the other night. I think it’s worth the re-post. Tacky, yet cleverly humorous and so here it is:

On a different note. We’re taking A to get his Senior pictures today. This will be his last year now. That makes 4 out of the 9 that will be finished with high school. Heck, 1 of the 9 is done with college and another is in her last year. Time flies by whether you’re having fun or not. I’m here to testify. Man, C will be starting middle school this year; it seems like yesterday when he began Kindergarten. I think I’m going to experience a bad case of empty nest syndrome when they’re all grown and gone. I’ve been tending to my children for the last 23 years of my life; I still have another 12 years to go before the youngest is 18. Do the math; that means I’ll have spent 35 years as mom of the house. That’s a lot of time to build up to that empty nest stuff when it’s all said and done.

Of course I realize that the odds are pretty good that I’ll be tending to grandchildren, and I know that the kids will continue to come back home and visit, but it’s certainly not the same as having them all here. The fledglings are slowly, yet so quickly, leaving the nest and flying out into their own worlds. I’m down to only one child now who isn’t allowed to use the toaster alone, yet. * sigh *

Ah well, with any luck I’ll still be in good enough health to enjoy the alone time with R. Maybe we’ll actually be able to go and do stuff. Of course, I’m not sure I can remember how to behave in adult situations. I think I may feel like a fish out of water, but I’d be willing to take the risk. Perhaps it’s a bit early, though, to be planning my retirement years. I suppose, really, what I should be doing is savoring every moment of the time that I do have. So, here I go…off to savor.


Charmi said...

Hilarious pic!

I know those stupid health issues can get you down. Try to make it out to The Chicory and visit us.

maeve63 said...

I'll see what I can do. I'd like to come, and maybe I'll be inspired enough today to write something worth working on with everybody.

Talia said...

You have 9 kids? I didn't know you had any kids, let alone 9...unless I'm misunderstanding.

maeve63 said...

Yes, we have 9 kids. Most are from R's previous 2 marriages but I've raised the kids with him. He has custody of 4 of them fulltime. I've had the younger ones, now 8, 9, and 10, since they were 1, 2, and 3; and the 18 year old (senior in high school) since he was 11. His eldest is in college. Out of the other 2, 1 spends most of his time here. The last 2 are mine, ages 23 and 18 (Both out in the world now). It's been quite a ride.