You may recall, that I shared in my last post, that my oldest son was moving out. Well, he has officially completed his move and now I am left with an empty and sad looking room. You may remember when he was away at boot camp in 2013 that I redecorated his room. I was so proud of it. It looked like this.
It looked a million times better than it did before and he loved coming home to it. But now, unfortunately, it looks like this.
It sort of made me feel like the way the "Who's" must've felt like in the movie, The Grinch Stole Christmas. I went up there to see it after he said he was done packing and loading up his truck. Every little thing had been taken, down to the last coat hanger! His closet is completely empty (I haven't seen that since we moved in 20 years ago).
He took everything but his bed because he bought a bigger bed for his apartment.
He even cleaned out his drawer in the bathroom that had previously been so full you almost couldn't close it!
So, I guess I will need to find some furniture to fill up this room again and do some touch up painting that is needed. Oh, and I'm going to paint his closet which hasn't been touched in 20 years! I guess I now have my first guest room.
We visited him in his new apartment last night and brought him some much needed kitchen and bath supplies. It was so strange to see him living somewhere else. But, we're very happy for him to be starting his own independent life. I found myself trying to suggest things to him, such as "you need a mattress cover" and "you need a coffee table and lamps". I guess it's my nature to want to take over and cozy up the place. But he seems content with living with less right now. I think he's just happy to have his own place for the first time. Me? I'm just hoping he will eat good (I saw a giant pizza box sitting out on the counter and poptarts but not much else in the refrigerator). My worrying has already started.
So, I'm on a new journey without my oldest son living at home now. Hopefully, it will get easier.
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