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"I see the empty nest as a place where an apartment can finally grow up."
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"Now that the kids are grown and gone, I thought it might be a good time for us to have sex."
"I finally have my very own place where I can do what I want in my parents basement."
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"I've been a mess since Jake left for college, so now we have a boy who comes in a couple of times a week to leave wet towels all over and challenge everything I say."
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"Hi, son. It's just us, Mom and Dad. Remember? The shadowy figures on the periphery of your life. We just stopped by to say good night."
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"Your room is exactly how you left it before you went to college, except of course, for our boarder, Mr. Grunze."
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"Howard used to be an Elvis look-alike."
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With their only child off to college, the Gilmonts each suffered empty-nest syndrome in their own way.
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'Male, 38, still living with his parents. They asked us to keep him overnight, so they could change the locks.'
"I installed Skype, so it'll be just like you never went away to college."
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'Students who major in these subjects have a 7% less chance of moving back in with their parents after graduation.'
'I don't have to leave the nest! I can stay on your health insurance until I'm 26!'
Now that the last child had finally left for college, Dot and Neville went through the usual 'empty nest' grieving process.
"This is the life, eh?"
"I'm not losing a daughter-I'm getting rid of a daughter."
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After the last child moved out, the old woman sold the shoe and moved into a flat.
'All my kids are grown and have moved out. How much would it cost to remove this tattoo?'
"Let me know when it's the twenty-fourth."
"I'm off girls...gonna make the most of being an empty nester, while it lasts!!"
"I'm all for pushing them out of the nest, but maybe next time we could wait till they hatch."
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"It sure is great to have you back for a while at the mother ship."
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"I'd like you to meet my pillows."
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'Since the kids left home, Harold and I are thinking of looking for a smaller place.'
"Now that the children are gone, I'm leasing twenty-seven hundred square feet for immediate occupancy, warehousing several luxury units, and aiming for complete co-op conversion by early September."
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