I used to write horror… I mean posts about Middle School. That seems like a long time ago. The mornings with angry mom’s before their coffee kicked in trying to get their kids out of the mini van door without death or dismemberment. There were those with hormonal rages and anger issues – and that was just the parents. The kids were going through puberty too.
After that we all blew through high school with little or no angst. Yes, parents of wee ones, don’t listen to the people who say in their best witches voices, “Just you wait until that child is in high school. You’ll hate them. They’ll hate you. They’ll be sexed up druggies and there is nothing you can do about it.” Seriously, I kid you not, people say things like that to pregnant women and women with babies. Ignore that shit storm of negativity. Ignore it. Don’t eat that poison apple. Don’t be around people like that.
Last week we were in Orange County taking yet another college tour I believe the child have found a home at UCI (Zot! Zot! Zot!) aka University of California Irvine.
So in a year I will be living in a home without children. They will always been near. We will text. We will talk. We will send funny things over social media. They will call me and come home for holidays and just because. And I will visit them. You’ve read the blog. You know we’re close.
Aside from a childless house, I’m sure you already know, I’m going through other transitions. Major career changes have turned things in a different direction for me and it is perfect timing. So I’m kind of like an octopus with all of my arms going in different directions.
Oh, I have a joke. I made this one up. What do you call a cat who lives underwater? A quadrapuss.
Now that I’m doing a do over I’ve made a list of ten things I need to do.
Empty Nest Transition List
- Change my job title on LinkedIn to Cryptozoologist.
- Paint with wild abandon. Note: I didn’t say whether this is my walls or art. This is a burning question and the answer is BOTH.
Start a Vampire blog.Continue blogging about parenting and Vampires and everything else. I really should start a Werewolf blog or maybe help Nigel start his own blog. Yes, Nigel the Ghost. Or maybe not.
- Learn advanced plumbing.
- Landscape my back yard.
- Make Vlad’s Vampire Diary into a Major Motion Picture.
- Win an Oscar.
- Seek out strange new worlds.
- Finish. Anything. Just finish. FINISH.
What is on your list? Oh come on, we can be cryptozoologists together. It will be fun, especially if you become a Vampire too (or if you’re already one.)
My brain is empty. I’ll see you next time for Burning Question #23.
~ Juliette aka Vampire Maman
And while we’re here… Can you believe the guys in Journey really dressed like this. Cryptozoology.