Talk about a whole new chapter, when you become a grandparent thats a whole new level!
Regardless of the circumstances, becoming a grandparent is like nothing else. At some point, you realize all the work you put in to your children has now come full circle. I’ve said this a million times, ” Kids learn what they see” and they are about to really show you what they learned.
You know that saying “Be careful what you ask for” this, this is a perfect example! Lol You know “The Mothers Curse” oh it works!
I was just talking to my sister about the things you get happy about when you’re in your 50s. Like when all your doctors are all in the same location or town.
And what the heck, we’ve now become capable of pronouncing all the doctor/specialists area of expertise with ease, like Hematologist, gastroenterologist, or the one you go to for thyroid issues….um yeah that one! Haha my mind went blank…
Speaking of, the frickin memory issues…its right on the edge of your tongue AND it’s gone WTH! Until roughly 324AM! when BAM you remember! 😂😂😂
Seriously what happened to my ass? I just caught a glimpse of it in the bathroom mirror…I have an old ladies Ass!!!
It’s like the elasticity of my skin had an expiration date. Although, I’ve looked for that date stamp (trust me!) and I can’t find it anywhere! Now this reminds me of that Brad Paisley song “Ticks” where he sings “I want to check you for ticks” or something to that nature…I’ll have to Google it now! 😂😂😂
Damn, what was I talking about? I seem to have gotten lost in the woods…🌴🌳🌲
If life hasn’t taught you anything up to this point, its taught you to roll with it and laugh, alot!
I saw this topic on a fellow bloggers page: debbiehipster which gave me this idea of the “From the Lady Cave” topic.
So this is the first of several posts that I’d like to share. I also think this will help bring my blog together and may warrant a blog name change. I’d love to hear your thoughts…
My blogger friend is new empty nester and we have been empty nesters for about 5 years.
We are loving it! It has been a huge adjustment. When your universe develops a void, like the sun is missing, your orbit gets wonky, you have to learn to adjust and that takes time.
It’s like being newlyweds again! But we are “Older and Wiser and have better insurance ” (that’s a movie reference, want to guess?) So we can watch whatever we want, go out to dinner, walk naked through the house and “Do” whatever else wherever we feel like it! 😁
Don’t get me wrong, We Love hanging out and talking on the phone with our kids, we miss them immensely. But, it’s time for them to be grownups and make their own decisions; good bad or otherwise.
Boy am I enjoying watching them. They are both married with children now. Yep, we have 2 granddaughters and a boy on the way! Gosh, grandkids are the best. But you know what the really best part is? When our adult children ask for our help or advice in general.
I have often referred to my life experiences as a Wife and Mother to that of a Combat Veteran! There are occasions that a smell or a tone of voice will make me have a flashback that invokes all kinds of emotions; good and not so great. But man, what a journey its been.
So being an empty nester is the opening of a new chapter in your book of life. So enjoy it, make it count! Do all those things you set aside for various reasons: money, time, for the good of the family.
I’ve done alot of thinking about that young teenager who had the world by the balls and didn’t know it, who wanted to do and go and experience all kinds of things. Some of those ideas were dumb as hell, some weren’t. But life steers you in directions you never even considered. My favorite saying to my kids has been “Go where the road takes you, you just never know where you’ll end up”
In our experience, Life is too damn short, LIVE IT!
I’d love to hear your thoughts on this post and by all means if you’d like to chat anytime please reach out❣