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"Sorry sweetie, I can't carry you anymore."
"Your mother and I think it's time you got a place of your own. We'd like a little time alone before we die."
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"Please, Jason. Don't you want to grow up to be an autonomous person?"
Tags:dependency issue, dependency issues, dependency, dependencies, apron strings, apron strings, newborn, newborns, toddler, toddlers, family life, family-life, parent, parents, parenting, parenthood, growing up, separation anxiety, separation anxieties, babysitter, babysitters, babysitting, babysit, parenting style, parenting styles
"You can't come out and play because you have to tidy your room? Man, it's time you cut the apron strings."
"Where can I find this Erin from marketing who's been giving my son such a hard time?"
Tags:mommy's boy, mama's boy, mother's boy, mummy's boy, apron strings, helicopter, mom, moms, mum, mums, mother, mothers, overprotective, grown up kid, grownup kids, grownup children, grown up children, conflict resolution, office politics, colleague, colleagues, coworker, coworkers, immature, immaturity
"Well Mom, thanks for setting us up, getting me to the restaurant on time, and getting the conversation started, but I think I can take it from here."
'It's not you I have a problem with, Felton ? it's your mother.'
"Be grateful your kid only lives in your basement."
Tags:kids, kid, child, adults, baby, babies, apron strings, family life, family-life, baby carriers, clingy child, clingy children, grown up kids, grown up kid, grownup kid, grownup kids, adult children, adult kid, adult kids, fathers, father, parents, parent, basements, basement, cellars, cellar, infants, infant, families, family, baby carrier
"You're a grown man now, Vincent. Quit bringing me your money to launder."
"I'm sorry your son Billy ran away, but there's not much we can do being that he's thirty-four."
Tags:runaway, missing people, apron strings, apron-strings, runaways, run-away, run-aways, missing persons report, missing persons reports, adulthoods, adults, grown-up, grown-ups, overprotective, parent, parents, missing person, police, son, adulthood, millenials, adultescent, parents, empty nesters, empty nest, empty nests
"Emotional support person or not, you cannot bring your Mom to work."
'Bet you were beginning to think I'd never leave home.'
"I can't help but get emotional...it's not every day your little one leaves the nest and heads off to the first day of school..."
"Little Jimmy's at the difficult age where he's grown up."
Tags:mature, maturity, immature, immaturity, failure to launch, growing up, grow up, grown up, grown-up, kid, kids, couch potato, couch potatoes, couch-potato, couch-potatoes, child, parent, parents, mom, moms, mother, mothers, mum, mums, disappointments, apron strings, rites of passage, rite of passage
"Honey, you're spoiling that child."
Tags:parachute, parachutes, first flight, first flights, spoiling children, spoiled kid, spoiled kids, spoiled child, spoilt kid, spoilt kids, spoilt children, apron strings, mom, moms, chick, chicks, apron strings, mother, mothers, mum, mums, motherhood, overprotective, over-protective, over protective
"This accountancy firm doesn't actually hold Parents' Evenings, but rest assured, your little Timmy is doing just fine."
Tags:overprotective parent, overprotective parents, over-protective parent, over-protective parents, helicopter parent, helicopter parents, parents' evening, parents' evenings, school report, school reports, job, jobs, performance review, performance reviews, appraisal, appraisals, boss, bosses, apron strings
'What about you...you've been living here thirty years too?'
'While cutting your mother's apron string is elective surgery, I would recommend it.'
"My little birdie flew the nest and then moved back home to live in the basement."
Tags:mom, dad, father, mother, fathers, mothers, parent, parents, grown-up, grown up, kid, kids, millennial, millennials, bratty kid, rotten kids, family home, bad seed, kids, bird, nest, baby bird, grow up, basement, failure to launch, chick, chickens, apron strings, nest, nests, house prices, house pricing, property market, property markets, housing markets
"He's thirty and still with his parent company."
'Hi, son, it's the Momster again.'
'That's far enough for this year.'
"You're the boss! Tell your employees that if they don't stop calling you a 'mummy's boy' I'm going to kick their butts!"
Tags:employee, employees, employer, employers, mama's boy, mummy's boy, boss, bosses, manager, managers, management, managements, corporate ladder, corporate culture, corporate environment, corporate environments, momma's boy, businessmen, businessman, apron strings, leadership skill, leadership skills, overprotective, over-protective, parent, parents
"Do I, mom?"
Tags:mommy's boy, mommy's boys, mama's boy, mama's boys, mommies boy, mommies boys, mamas boy, mamas boys, bride, brides, bridegroom, bridegrooms, groom, grooms, apron string, apron strings, wedding, weddings, wedding day, wedding days, permission, wedding vow, wedding vows, mother in law, mother-in-law, cold feet
'My children always seem to move back - they like their home comforts.'