My wayward son has returned to my nest! It is wonderful to have him back. We have negotiated on our house rules, as he has been on his own for 6 months and has graduated. He originally said he made the decision because he thinks he will be more successful in college if he is at home. But, I know different. We had a Graduation party for him on Sunday, and it was obvious my Dad wasn't doing well. My Dad is terminally ill. The end is near. My son is very close to his Grandpa. Monday, I took my son to a Dr. appt. and he commented about how much time I spend taking care of my parents and their home, as well as our home, our family and my job. I explained that his Dad and his brother have little time to help due to their school/work schedules. It falls to me, and that is just fine. I make time and i make it work. I dropped him off at his place....and came home to have a nap. I woke up to him standing over me, I jumped up and asked what was wrong and he said "I'm home, Mom. My family needs me more than I need independence, I have more time than you, and I can help with Grandpa and Grandma". I am just elated and wanted to share.