My oldest son is turning 13, so it won't be long before he's ready to move out on his own. I've been putting together my own "common sense" information about what you need to know living on your own. I want to start early, so that when he's ready to move out, he's not as shell-shocked as I was.
So far, I plan to cover how to find an apartment, how to write a budget, how to stock a kitchen/grocery shop, how to clean/cook/do laundry. I'm just afraid there are topics I'll miss. So, ladies, what ONE THING do you wish someone had explained to you before you left home and lived out in the "real world"?
Answer by 2BlondeBabies at 2:02 PM on Dec. 8, 2010
Answer by sue118 at 2:12 PM on Dec. 8, 2010
Answer by sue118 at 2:15 PM on Dec. 8, 2010
You're doing great!
I'd wished my parents had emphasized how important a good education was.
Answer by SavageGrl at 2:18 PM on Dec. 8, 2010
Answer by JazzlikeMraz at 2:23 PM on Dec. 8, 2010
Answer by JazzlikeMraz at 2:41 PM on Dec. 8, 2010