The Five Minute Friday prompt this week is empty.
The word empty makes me think about how things will feel around here in a couple of years. When our oldest two kids left home it was kinda hard, but I still had three little kids to occupy my time. Now that my youngest child turned 12, and I have one child with a driving permit, and the other one with her license I feel like the next 6 years will go by way to fast. Already with activities, jobs, volunteering, and Amber talking about taking a few college classes, it is becoming very real.
And then.........what will I do?
There will be no more toys, no more school books, and no kids running around giggling every day. I know that our goal as parents is to raise our kids up to be productive adults and move out! It just seems like things will be empty. Even now that they have a little more freedom with Amber being able to drive them around my house is very quiet sometimes.
What do other stay-at-home homeschooling moms do when their kids grow up. I told my husband that I would get a job until he retires so we can save a little extra money, but he thinks I will just want to travel and visit all 5 of our kids if they live in different states. He may be right, but it is the thought that counts.....right?