I am an empty nester now. but I well remember when my youngest got on that school bus for the first time. I had to force myself, after a week at home, to go out of the house. I missed holding his little hand when shopping and sharing all of his experiences. After I got used to going out on my own, I actually had a pleasant enough time when both children were in school. I'd have coffee with friends, joined an exercise class, shopped, did volunteer work, and enjoyed the time on my own. I did get a part time job before long, too, to bring in some pocket money.
at 3:33 PM on May. 21, 2009