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My husband's child is grown and my child is grown. We have had the house to ourselves for three years now - miss them, but loving the privacy. How about you?
It was hard for me to answer the poll. We have one who just started Middle School and two who are out of High School (one will be starting Grad School soon) but the middle one lives with us. No "home alone" even though two of our children are adults.
With Extended Adolescence being a near necessity because education is SO expensive, few people who self pay for University are able to leave home until after Grad School or until they get a decent job. NONE of my middle daughter's friends have their own place, except for the ones who get massive financial aid (how nice for them, that they get FREE college and can use the money for an apartment and my kid will soon be a hundred thousand or so in debt and still can't afford her own place. HOW to people use "school money" to pay for apartments, clothing, raves, etc? My kid can barely afford to go to a sandwich shop because of her financial obligations, and her friends who get "financial aid" have money coming out of their ears. OK, off soap box now.)
Anyway, we have one child and one adult child living at home, and one who has moved out on her own.