Our house is different now. Our house is not the same. It’s been a strange last couple of months since our boys have both been off to school and living on campus. It is now just my husband and and I and our 14 year old daughter left here at home.
The boys are busy with their studies. They don’t call a lot. I try to call them once a week or so but they really are busy and I rarely get them the first time.
My husband seems kind of sad with out his boys. His basketball playing and basketball watching little buddies. I try to sit in but I can’t replace the bond he has with them.
The dog is a whole other story. He seems to be a little angry. He misses them. He started acting weird when we sit around at night. And all of a sudden he started pooping in the dining room every day. Something he has never done before. He is completely house trained. The problem is our 18 year old son took him out every night and when he got home from school. Not that no one else did but apparently he missed him.
The house itself seems to be a little sad too. Just not as lively. It’s like the house itself is wondering where the boys are.
My daughter had the most glamorous Pinterest page you had ever seen dedicated to the take over of her brothers room. Filled with DIY’s like you wouldn’t believe. But he didn’t want to give up his room. He wanted a place to come to when he came home. It was his choice. She was a little bummed. But I let her do the DIY’s in her room. About a month in she broke down in tears admitting she missed her brothers. Before that she would have never said that!
All in all our house is different. Our life is different. I’m not used to it yet. I don’t know how long this takes to get used to it or if you ever do. But I love my boys and I’m so insanely proud of them taking a step to go off to college on their own. They are living every moment and doing well. And that’s all I can ask for.