Wednesday, January 30, 2008

A slow week?

It's the week before CNY and there are loads to do. I have been busy all week so far. I have kept 2 appointments and attended a meeting on top of my usual schedule. Yet this week feels to be passing by so slowly. Why?

It just dawned on me. It is because there is something missing in my life. There has been less quarelling around the house, there has been less clothes to pick up. Even though it makes it a little easier for me, with one less to worry about, one less to nag at, it makes my life feel empty. Is it the case of the empty nest syndrome?

Must be! My nest is less crowded as my older daughter, S, is at school camp. Last year, when she went to school camp, we were worried for her, as it was her first time away from home without us. We talked about her in her absence, and even contemplated visiting her. But she came home, all happy after an enjoyable time. This time round, she was actually looking forward to going to camp. Also with our busy schedule, we did not even have time to talk about her in her absence.

She will be home today. I guess it's the case of "absence makes the heart grow fonder"!

6 comments:

bp said...

Yay! I bet you and S will have lots to talk about, and all the wonderful things about camp!

Iml said...

I am sure she is missing you too!

Judy said...

:) This is just a training ground for later years when she has to leave home for further studies maybe?

A mum will always miss her daughter but there will come a time, the missing will be less intense, especially when you know she is having fun and enjoying herself and happy.

NomadicMom said...

Yeah man...when one child is not around, the house would be much more quiet!!! When S1 was away at Bali, my house was like soooo empty and quiet. Yes. S2 was around but he had NO one to fight with, and thus was exceptionally well-behaved :-)

Sweetiepie said...

o!I am sure she must miss you too.Hope you guys have fun.

eastcoastlife said...

Don't shelter your kids too much. It's good to expose them to different environment and people. I'm sure S would have a lot to talk about when she comes home.

You still have many more years to go before your flock fly away. I'm feeling empty now because I see my son less often and cannot scold more. hehe...