Empty nesting is an active verb around here.
Namely adjusting to empty nest is the ongoing action.
It’s still hard to walk through the grocery store, see things that Rooster likes to eat, and then be slammed with the knowledge that he’s not home eating these things.
We no longer keep cereal, ice cream, or Cheez Its in the house.
Unlike Basic Training, where care packages are strict no-no’s, tech school attendees are allowed to receive them.
I still had one box of Krave cereal from a Buy 1 Get 1 Free deal I’d taken advantage right after Rooster went to tech school.
To this cereal, I added the other items you see below…
I got out the pad of paper I’d purchased right before Rooster left for Basic Training and discovered that I had one sheet left.
That’s a lot of letter writing, y’all.
I added my words of love to the box.
He’s probably the only Airman who’s received a box that claims it has knitting notions inside. You’ve gotta love recycling!
This box was h-e-a-v-y.
It cost me a pretty penny to mail this thing off, but it was worth it when I talked to him a week later.
He seemed happy to receive it, although he wasn’t sure if he’d be able to finish the snacks before moving on to the next phase of tech school.
I told him to make a friend and share.
I’m eking out every last chance I get to spoil him. His girl will be the one doing that soon enough.