You don't miss the water till the well runs out

Meaning: you will only miss something when it's gone
Example: The boy moved out of his parent's house into his own apartment. He didn't realize how much his parents had done for him and he said, "you don't miss the water til the well runs out, I guess I have to do my own cooking and laundry now."
See this Idiom in a story: Puss and Boots

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you don't miss the water till the well runs out