It has been almost two months since we dropped our daughter off at college. In that time my laundry has decreased by more than half, my groceries have decreased, and my own household chores have increased.
Did you know that going from a household of three people to two people literally cuts the laundry in half? You would think it would only reduce by 1/3, but no.. half. This fact still baffles me. However, a downside to this is that I don't have 'full loads' anymore and my dear husband ran out of socks. I need to rethink my schedule here.
The decrease in groceries wasn't surprising at all. We almost lost a gallon of milk though. I don't drink it very often, and neither does my husband. So when I saw him having a full glass every meal for the last three days I knew something was up. I guess we need to downsize to half gallons now. The irony of this is that my husband just finished the gallon yesterday morning. As he was making dinner last night he went to get some milk, and there was none. We had to change the menu for the evening, but all worked out. We both had a good laugh about it though.
The chores.. well.. what can I say. I don't like chores. If I could get the cats toilet trained, then I'd have less to do, but I don't see that happening anytime soon.
All in all, this empty nest isn't so bad. I miss my little bear and love the phone calls and texts I receive from her. I know she'll be home for the holidays as well as random long weekends. The most important thing is that she is doing what she has always dreamed of doing, and being successful at it. In my book, I call that a win.