Posted in Mother to Crone, Round Two, Teens

Empty Nest practice

We are practicing.

Our youngest works weekends this year (his last year at home)–

Friday nights.
And all day Saturday;

And so the house is quiet,
and we putter,
and it is mostly sweet.

I feel old.

Tonight we make boxed macaroni & cheese with canned tomatoes–a throwback to our early years before kids. Only now we skip the baked beans and add spinach.
(And it’s Annie’s, no more Kraft’s.)

The hardest part is eating without him.


Lifelong educator, writer, retreat & journey leader, yoga & yogadance instructor.

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