My oldest son, Taylor started his second year of college a few weeks back. Our younger son, Micah is buried in his junior year of high school with a number of honors and AP classes. Plus he’s ultra-social (no idea where he got that from) so Darci and I hanging out in the domicile just the two of us quite a bit these days.
- The good news: Even after 26 years of marriage we’re still madly in love.
- The bad: Our sons are outstanding and we love having them around. So the dwindling time together as a family is hard.
- The good: Darci has never been a reader of fiction. Over the past five years she’s read four novels. Three of them have been mine. But now she’s decided to start reading fiction. Sorry for the pun, but she says it’s time for a new chapter in her life—which means diving into novels.
Has the empty nest syndrome made you read more? Or do something else you’ve never had time for? Hike? Bicycle? Take a cooking class? Travel? Read non-fiction (I’ve heard that’s what they call books that aren’t made up.)