Mum’s gone to Aldi….
Tomorrow is the big day. DD1 is leaving! Going to her own cute little house with her best friend. Out to face the big wide world and to cope with the responsibility of paying her own (quite large) bills and attempting to live on a budget and not get into debt.
I want her to succeed but I am also worried for her. I know what it is like to have to stretch every penny and go without if necessary, how depressing it can feel sometimes to have no spare cash and to never be able to be relaxed about money. It’s hard when you are 22 and just want to buy clothes and makeup!
My moving in gift is a week’s worth of groceries from Aldi, as ever my favourite supermarket. (As well as all the furniture, curtains and kitchen bits she has pinched from the shed and the attic of course!)
I have bought them bread, milk, butter, cheese, fruit, fresh and tinned veg, pasta, rice, pizza, chicken, jars of sauces, loo roll, kitchen roll, cling film, cleaning stuff, fajita kits, baked beans and more… Her groceries cost more than mine!! Still this should take the pressure off until she gets paid again, then she is on her own!
Anyone else have mixed emotions about their babies flying the nest?