September 25th, 2014

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I realised this morning that it's been two months and I've yet to feel anything that even remotely resembles Empty Nest Syndrome.

I hear reasonably regularly from the YoT. The latest email was to tell me he'd voted, and that he was disappointed in the outcome of the election because "John Key is still a giant nugget on a stick."

He has also informed me that he used his savings to buy a gaming laptop and it messed up his finances so he went hungry for a few days, that it was horrible and he never wants to experience that again. That his management course is done and his work passed one of their Food Safety test things with the top rating, and he's getting so much work that he can't predict when he and his girlfriend will be able to come for dinner. That flatting is more expensive than living at home but he likes being a proper grownup.

A proper grownup.

So yeah, not feeling the empty nest at all. When I think of the YoT, I'm mostly super proud and a little bit amazed that I brung up a kid that's articulate and has a job and savings to blow and is capable of maintainting a relationship. I know he's still got loads of time to make mistakes and give me grey hairs, but I think he's going to be ok.

Chuffed is the word I'd use, tbh.