Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Empty Nesters

The boys are at a leadership conference for three days. They leave at 7:30 and get home at midnight. So it's kind of like we are empty nesters.........except that when they get home, they bring these other boys who are staying with us. And they watch movies all night. And I have to get up and make everyone breakfast at 6:30. And I go to the school from 10 - 2 to serve lunch to 800. But other than that, it's like we are empty nesters.

So tonight, Brian and I practiced. We wanted to see what it would be like to be 65ish. We went to Red Lobster. We didn't get there until 5:15. Most of the AARP set was wrapping up. They get there around 4, so we were late.

We decided that for Family Home Evening, we would go through the Blue Book and fill out our mail in ballots. Doing this in a public place is probably wise. If your spouse doesn't agree with you on an Ammendment or Refrendum, you can't argue really loud or throw things in a public place. My job was to read the Ammendment and the Pro and Con arguments out of the Blue Book. Then we discuss and mark our ballots. It wasn't really fair, because I was doing the reading and Brian was doing the eating.

We finished our dinner and voting and came home for the dessert/activity part of Family Home Evening. We don't always have dessert or activities at FHE but since the kids are gone..........what the heck.

Then we got our jammies on and watched the World Series, Monday Night Football, played Sudoku, read books and played this stupid word game on Brian's phone all at the same time.

Before you knew it, it was 9 pm. I fell asleep. I like this life!

But then real life interrupted my empty nesterness at 10:30, when Garrett came home for a bigger car to take kids to a party and then bring them back here to watch movies.

It was fun while it lasted.

PS: It's not a very good idea to eat Junior Mints in bed.

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