Your kids have been away at college, so for the last nine months you haven’t:
- Cleaned up their messes
- Been awakened late at night (or early in the morning) when he/she comes home
- Come home to an empty refrigerator that he (she) and his (her) hungry friends cleaned out
For the first few days, let them sleep as much as they want. They’re most likely sleep deprived from finals week and the other end-of-the-year celebration.
Don’t make them feel as if they have to spend all their free time with you. They probably want some time to just chill and be with their friends. Give them some space.
They’ve survived a year or two or three of college, so they can definitely do things for themselves. You don’t need to cater to them.
As much as you might want to, resist the temptation to ask them lots of questions. They’ll tell you things. You’ll just have to be patient.
Don’t be afraid to show them how much you love them.
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