Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Our Children are Moving Out

Emma and David both have jobs in Toronto that are starting soon, so they’re moving there on May 1st. The good news is they’re renting a condo together on the 32nd floor of a new building. David is really excited about the fact their view includes Lake Ontario and the CN Tower.
A couple of my friends expressed amazement that a brother and sister would actually choose to live together. But I told them Emma and David have always got on well with each other, and they’re just carrying on a family tradition. My brother Robin and I shared a place for three years back in the 70s. It worked out really well for us—and, come to think of it, I’d live with Pam in a heartbeat.
But of course there’s the whole empty nest thing going with John and me. I find I’m drawn to the bird and nest creations both Colette and Martha have posted to their blogs recently because they definitely strike a chord. In some ways, I think it will be more of an adjustment for John though because he’s such a motherly sort of guy. I don’t know any other dads who get up at the crack of dawn to make fried eggs and a packed lunch for their 20-something children.
I can’t say that I’m obsessing about Emma and David leaving—at least so far. I’m glad they’re independent and ready to embrace the larger world. But things will certainly change around here. For one thing, there will more room in the dishwasher—rearranging everything to fit has always bugged me—so I’m holding onto that thought for the time being!

1 comment:

A bird in the hand said...

At least the birdies will still be within reach and not moving off to remote parts of the country like, you know, B.C.! I think it's great when siblings share living quarters, especially when they get along. It doesn't surprise me at all.

Take care Mama Bird (and Papa too)!