Liz - posted on 08/22/2010 ( 16 moms have responded )
I have 5 sons, the last one is a junior this year. I have an idea of what I will be doing when he is in college and out of the house. I am a sub in our district and work only in the middle school and the 6th grade center. I enjoy this job, because it gives me time to do things I want to do, like Bunko and Bowling. My neighbor has been a Stay at home mom since her kids were born, but she was a teacher before she was married and had kids. Her youngest is a junior and her oldest is a senior. She has always been very active in the school organizations, this year she is on the prom committee, after prom and the senior celebration, along with the soccer Mothers. She is beginning to dread her son going to college and her daughter's senior year, and it is just the beginning of the his senior year. When we talked, she says that she is afraid that she won't have anything to do, but when I suggest that she get her teaching license updated, and then go into subbing she balks, saying it is just too much trouble. I invite her to bowling and bunko and she says she needs to be at home, in case they need her. What? Do you not have a Cellphone, are these not 16 and 17 year old kids? She also says that her husband wants her home, to do what? I don't know, he is usually at work, or out of town on business.
I worry about her because she sometimes comes over and just complains, but when given some good ideas, at least I think that they are good ideas, she balks. So Here is my question, what are you going to do when there are no more kids at home...and yes there will be a time that there will be no more kids in your house....even for a week.