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Some women experience grief known as "empty nest syndrome" when their children are grown and have moved out. If your kids are little and still at home, do you have plans for when they move out? If they're already flown the roost, did you plan for this day? How was it when they left?

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My eldest son left home when he was 17.He rented and went to Tafe.
20 yrs ago.
My middle son did the same 2 yrs after my first, and they lived together.

My last son is now 22...totally different generation.

He tells me, ''Mum I love you so much'' I'm Not leaving for a long-long-long time! (Lucky Me!)

He can't move out, no one can afford to pay the rents, unless you have a very good wage.
He pays his way, and well I have to say I'm suffering the other way around...LOL.

I would LOVE some peace and quite....it's not going to happen...

So I'm in reverse, and have days out, to just be alone...on weekends.
Nearly 38 years later, I Still have one at home, from the ''cross-over'' from the 3 of them.

I think they may put me in a nursing home, by the time this one leaves....then! I will be stuck with a place full of people who have no idea? who or where they are.
Heaven help me.!!!
I have quite a big gap between my youngest and my oldest too. she was 15 when he was born. I imagine the years between number 1 and number 4 moving out will stretch out into eternity lol
by meggf
Mine was a 14 year Gap!
So to infinity and beyond!!! God help us. :( lol.
by jonaja
I plan on backpacking the Silk Road among other things. Dinner at the pub now and again, reading in the garden, more vegetable gardening, more fruit trees, and a few other bits and pieces too. I imagine there'll be some grandkids in there too.
Sounds divine! DH and I have talked about backpacking the Silk Road too. Also I want to go on the Trans Siberian railway.
That day is a long way off for me, but hopefully I'll have a bit more time for writing then, and possibly travel a little.
My parents won't have to worry about that because it is my plan to live with them forever.
I would love to buy a tiny house and go travelling the countryside - here or elsewhere. I've always had a strange feeling I will not be able do what it is I want or plan to when I get older.
by Vee
My children have all left home, but all of them at some stage have come back for a while when things went pear-shaped for them. Now that I've moved into a tiny cottage in the country, it's a bit hard for that to happen (I joke with them that it was a deliberate hint.) I now spend my free time in quiet bliss reading, writing, fishing, going for long leisurely drives with the dog....heaven! (Oh... and visiting the kids and grand kids sometimes...)
Nice :)
by jonaja
I personally haven't made any as yet. I have at least 15 to 20 years before this becomes a reality.
I've never had children
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