...one's DC's stop hanging around all the time?? They go off on their own and play etc and I'm left alone in kitchen with radio 4, wine and cooking dinner. It started a couple of years ago on and off and part of me was glad that I could actually listen to a whole radio item and concentrate. I am alone more often than not now due to homework, own stuff etc and miss a child interrupting and going on at me. I am too old for any more. This is just the beginning of their separation I know but it is very sad.