I don't know how many of you have had this happen, but I would venture to say there are a few out there that know about my subject for the day: EMPTY NEST SYNDROME, also titled: THEY ALL COME BACK.
Those tiny babies grow and become adults and know the world is better. They leave and break your heart leaving the house seeming like a funeral parlor. You finally get somewhat used to the emptiness and they return for a short while to get their bearings and you get used to having them around again.
I am once again happy with the chick in the nest, but I know he will get another heading and leave again and though I try to protect myself from that empty feeling. I know it will come again. My daughter came back twice and one son came back six times and needed to be helped out the door – there are limits, you know.
So no matter how much they say "I can't wait until I'm eighteen and get away from here." Chances are, they will return and you'll wish you hadn't completely destroyed their room.
Have a great one, people!