That is very interesting Aloysius and I can remember very well when my two daughters lived at home. Three adult females in the same house, wow!!! That was noisy.
Then they moved out and then back in and so on back and forth and on and off again, and again for awhile but they are out for good now and Praise the Lord there are no more Queen Bee issues and Dee (once over the empty nest syndrome) has learned how nice quiet solitude is. Oh yeah, and she remembered that I am alas just a man and need a lot of care and personal attention as I can do nothing for myself.
At least while I am inside the house.
We don't talk much as after 41 years there is little else to say, and when we do choose to make noise talking most of the time we finish each others sentence and then chuckle about it.
The kids visit often and that is enough to remind us how good we have it now. Don't get me wrong we love the kids, and husbands, and grand-kids to come and visit, but we also like to see them go home after we've fed then and told them that they are doing OK, and that life is not fair, and they will be fine, and so on, and so on, and so on. And praise the Lord how great my Lazy Boy feels after the back door is locked, we are alone again, and the blessed quiet returns.
And this is the important part of this whole message, we can again remember why we thought each other was so hot that we wanted to spend the rest of our lives together, preferably in quite solitude, maybe with an occasional oh yes, oh yes, yes yes yes right there, don't stop----
Sorry if anyone thinks I have pirated this thread, but much like my last dog this woman don't hunt, but she is the light of my life and others need to know that if your dog don't hunt it's still nice to cuddle with them occasionally.