moving out

My second oldest child left home last week, hopping on a plane to spend a gap year abroad before she starts college. The year before, I sent my oldest daughter off on pretty much the same trip so you'd think I would know what I was doing.
By the third year, I deeply resented the statement that once so inspired me to push myself in this city. I found myself questioning, why must I "make" it here? Who am I doing it for?
Recognizing an experimental learning opportunity, I walked right over to her and nudged her so she would fall into the pool.
Boxes are packed and trucks are loaded. My youngest son is smiling from ear to ear, excitement and eagerness plastered across his mischievous grin as my heart is pulled in two. I've watched all morning as he, his father, brother and friend have made numerous trips up and down the stairs hauling box after box, pieces of furniture and clothes to load.
Exactly one month ago, I boarded a one-way flight from Philadelphia to Los Angeles. It was overbooked. When I waited at the gate, an airline attendant offered me a $500 voucher to not take the flight. I considered it. I've never left home in my life.
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I'm on a roller coaster, the huge swells have passed, for now, but I know there are more to come. Seventeen years, two children, three moves -- it's a history, a life together. But I will find my new normal, and I will make sure my children have one as well. I'm human, but I'll do my best.
Twitter: @jessieaugustus Twitter: @conna11y But never fear. If you're trying to get your adult kid to move out of your house
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I let her move herself in this year so that she could move herself into her twenties. I let it go. I guess it's a function of embracing the next phase of my life. My kids don't physically need me as much anymore. I don't have to be "Dad" as much as I used to.
So here I am, confessing on behalf of every 20-something taking this leap of faith with me, we may actually miss you a whole lot.
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