Ten years. That’s how long we have before Liz and I are empty nesters, and some days, when the kids are shrieking, and the sink is full of dishes, and there is a huge pile of dirty clothes in the laundry room, and we’re struggling to help our 4th grader with common core math (hey, we’re comfortable with words, not numbers), we just can’t wait for the next decade to pass.
Yes, we know that when the day comes, and we drive away from our youngest’s freshman dorm, and we return to a quiet house, and we’ve got lots of time to fill, we’re going to miss the fast pace of family life.
Still, some nights, after the kids have gone to bed, we’ll share a few glasses of wine and dream about what we might do with those extra hours, days, and weekends. Road trips come to mind, like the ones we enjoyed together before marriage and children, and taking them in something like the 2018 Lexus LC 500 certainly would not suck