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Are you lonesome tonight?

I am insane.

Why, you ask? Okay, please ask because if you don’t then I’ll think I have some really obvious problems and that’s just way too depressing to consider.

I am a lunatic because I keep checking on my kids tonight and I KNOW that two of them are sleeping over at friend’s houses. Tomorrow is a holiday from school here and so when my older two were both asked out for a sleep over I agreed.

Now I don’t know what to do with myself.

You’d think I’d be happy with the quiet. I spend a lot of my time usually LONGING for quiet.

You know what?

It’s too quiet.

I went out for a while tonight with my youngest. She told me it was ‘cool’ being an ‘only’ child. I laughed. It was actually very nice spending some one on one time with her; she and I don’t get a lot of that.

But tonight, now that we’re home and I should be kissing three children’s sweetly slumbering cheeks and straightening three sets of blankets I only have one to do.

My house is empty.

Sigh.

Be careful what you wish for.

12 thoughts on “Are you lonesome tonight?

  1. Amen! When one of my kids are gone, even when I’d been wishing they’d be gone, when it’s quiet and dark and I’m turning out the lights and checking the locks, I miss them the most.

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  2. Amen! When one of my kids are gone, even when I’d been wishing they’d be gone, when it’s quiet and dark and I’m turning out the lights and checking the locks, I miss them the most.

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  3. I’ll have a similar situation tonight when both my girls are at my mom’s. Will it be nice to sleep without someone calling me for something all night? Definitely. Will the house be weirdly quiet and empty as soon as they leave? You betcha. My heart is already sort of achy because of it and they haven’t even left yet.

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  4. I have never had a night without my son yet – he’s not old enough for sleepovers yet…but I already can imagine what that ‘too empty house’ feeling will feel like!

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  5. That is totally the feeling I got when my oldest (then, only) girl went to school for the first time. It was too quiet. I didn’t know what to do with myself for that time… Now, however, I relish the quiet time while they are at school, but when they are gone for the night it is still quite strange.

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  6. This same thing happens to me! It’s frustrating and sad. I have to remind myself to appreciate the noise and chaos because before we know it, we’ll be suffering from empty nest!
    Thanks for paying a visit to my blog!

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  7. I can’t even imagine night time without the Toddler. Thank goodness she’s too little to be staying over anywhere. I don’t think I could sleep without being able to hear her snoring softly from across the house.

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  8. Last weekend one of my sons spent the night with a friend, and despite the fact that my husband and other two sons were there, I still felt like I was missing an arm, or something. I don’t know what I’m going to do when it’s time for college…sigh.
    God bless.

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