When you renest it can completely change how you have been living your life. You have gotten used to sitting something down and then later when you need it, it is still where you left it, but once your grown kids move home with your grandkids, you are now asking, where is ….??
Shoes, keys, papers, pens, jewelry, might not be where you last put them. Leaving a cup of water out unattended may turn into a misfortune !! It is in a way like starting all over again, but you are a lot older, lol !!
So many things I got used to having out in the public area. A notebook I used to write down stuff I saw on tv that interested me, a new book, a gadget on tv, or just notes watching a show, and now, I can’t do that so I end up just not writing those things down or finding a piece of paper and then I try to keep track of those papers. I need to find that notebook and keep it just inside our room and hit pause on the dvr and walk in and get it, I just have not done it.
I cannot leave my stuff laying around if I work on a project in the family room, it may never be found again. Shoes have disapeared to be found later in very odd places, put there by a creative three year old. Life as you knew it is gone, you have to go back to where you were when you had some kids and put it all up , even the stuff in your own room, they do get in there, even if just to come in and say hi, so medicines, vitamins, markers, pens, all have to be out of reach , just in case !!!
It is hard some days, but I do love having them here. I know all of us will be happier when they can move into thier own home, the kids and us, but I have a feeling I will miss these days somewhat, just like I miss our own babies being little when I sit and think about those days.
I am sure we will enjoy having the house back when that day comes, just as they will love to have thier own space as well. But until then, we all have to change our ways, none of us more than Grandma and Grandpa, but we are getting used to it now. When we forget however, we have a lively three year old more than willing to remind us he is here !!!