I am laughing out loud! I was just looking at Twitter to identify the possibilities of connecting with other like-minded souls. My search was “#emptynesters” and the return was remarkable lengthy. Apparently there are quite a few of us out there exploring life in a quiet house!
I selected the first one at the top of the list. What did I get? A couple of “swingers” who now, with their nest empty, were also looking for like-minded folks. Yes, it struck me as funny because this was the last thing I could ever imagine experiencing, with or without my kids around. Oh well, it takes all kinds.
Now, I realize for some of you, this little story will only serve to reinforce your belief that the Internet is full of perverts and creeps, which in some cases, is sadly, entirely true. But in fairness, there were countless people on this list who were merely interested in connecting with other parents who were adjusting to the quiet life of a child free home. To me it was just another example of how different each and every one of us is … and a reminder to always make sure I fine tune my search!