Edie came home from Uzbekistan last week. Her year living as an ex-pat teaching assistant is over. She’s having a few weeks off and will then be looking for a permanent job. She’s now pretty fluent in Russian and wants to use her languages, so we hope she will find something before too long.
Until then, she is back home living with us. It’s all a bit odd after 5 years away, but there isn’t any other choice until she finds work which will pay the rent. It never occurred to me that we would have the kids boomerang back to us, but we are learning to adjust, helped by the fact Edie makes brilliant cakes.
OH and I discussed the other day whether we might be able to help a bit towards a house deposit. We always said that when the girls finished university, we wouldn’t be able to contribute any further as we want to retire before we are 80. Now we are not so sure – it’s trying to balance wanting to stop working with trying to help the girls. Luckily neither wants to settle down yet. I think Edie might well work abroad again, so there is time to do a bit of saving.
So we are going to carry on living as frugally as we can and saving – whether it goes towards letting us retire a bit earlier or a house deposit remains to be seen.
Have your adult children returned home to live? How did you find it?
Until next time, Tawney x