Growing up my father always said....he couldn't wait for us to turn 18 because he was gonna kick us all out..and once Fluffy graduated-it would be just him and mom at home.
Needless to say...that didn't happen.
The other day I asked hubby "What would you say, if we were 45 yrs old, and I came to you and said "Guess what, we're gonna have a baby!"
He just turned calmly around, and said "I am counting down the days until the kids are 18 and out of this house so I can freely chase you around nekkid, why would I want to add more time?!"
We had a discussion later on that night,I asked him "What kind of people do you think your kids will be when they're 18, living on their own?"
he said honestly he wasn't sure if they would leave at 18. He thinks sd12 would be the one to take off and spread her wings, but ss7 would stay at home until he was ready to be on his own. It's no secret-SS7 is a daddy's boy.
Makes me wonder if the skids would be ready to leave at 18 or not.
I graduated high school in June, turned 19 in July, and moved out of my parent's house in October.
My middle sister was 17 when she moved out. The younger two (27 and 19 respectively) are still living at home.
Do you think your (s)kids will be ready to leave the nest at 18?!
**My daughter isn't an option in any of this, because of her multiple handicaps, she'll live with me under my care until I am no longer physically able to handle her**