My husband and I got married at the tender age of 22.
We went from our parents’ houses to our own apartment where neither one of us knew how to be an adult. While we muddled through adulthood together, I relied on the advice of my parents for a long time for fear of messing up. But even more than the shame of messing up, I was afraid of ever having to move back in.
Sometimes I look at my kids and feel achy inside. Knowing the day will come when they’ll no longer live in my house, leave the toilet seat up, or toss their dirty laundry beside the hamper instead of inside it. They won’t be leaving trails of crap everywhere they’ve been, and worst of all, they won’t be there to love up on every time I feel like giving a squeeze.
Knowing this bitter truth, I’ve put together this list of valuable lessons for my boys to learn prior to leaving the nest. Listen up kiddos!
What else should kids learn before moving out?
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