It is really nice, now that the kids are big. They are more independent, need less care and can pursue their own interests.
Sounds great, doesn't it? Well what that means is that they take up more space, make more noise and they smell. Sorry kids, you know I love you.
It is lovely to not have to wake up semi-comatose bods at the crack of dawn, make lunch and send them on their way. But the price is that they sleep until midday and wont go to bed the following night, and on it goes.
And the mess.........................
It is only a small house, and they seem to take it all up. One is in the kitchen, radio blaring, cooking bacon and eggs. You don't want to go in there. One is in the lounge room, telly screaming so loud that the walls are thumping. One is on the computer, which is in my bedroom, playing scream-o 'music'. So that leaves me with the bathroom, the laundry and the loo. Lucky I like gardening.