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"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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"If you two don't stop bugging me, I'm never going to grow up and move out!"
Tags:moving out, move out, moved out, grownup kid, grownup kids, grown-up kid, grown-up kids, grownup child, grownup children, grown-up child, grown-up children, failure to launch, rites of passage, grow up, grown up, growing up, family life, family-life, mom, moms, mum, mums, mother, mothers, motherhood, father, fathers, fatherhood, dad, dads, family home, family homes
"My kid form my first marriage? I thought he was YOUR kid from your first marriage."
Tags:first marriage, first marriages, kid, kids, impostor, impostors, merged family, merged families, failure to launch, grown up kid, grownup kid, grownup kids, grown-up kids, couch potato, couch potatoes, pretender, pretenders, fake, fakes, fraud, frauds, scam, scams, stepfamily, step-family, step-families, step family, step families
"He takes after his deadbeat dad."
"You moving back in hasn't been a picnic for us, either. I can't wait until you have adult children of your own."
Tags:failure to launch, boomerang generation, moving in with your parents, living with your parents, grownup kid, grownup children, blended families, the new normal, relationships, parent-child relationship, growing up, making it on your own, grandparents, parents, parenting, families, poverty, job search, unemployment, divorce
"Running away? You'll be back. You maybe 30, divorced, out of work, with kids of your own, but you'll be back."
Tags:mothers, runaway, runaways, running away, parent, parents, kid, mom, moms, mum, mums, mother, motherhood, running away from home, kids, parenting, children, discipline, families, threats, manipulation, predictions, relationships, failure to launch, helicopter parents, helicopter parenting, child welfare
"You've been working out of your parent's basement since 1993?"
Tags:job interview, job applicant, job applicants, job candidate, job candidates, job interviews, hr, human resources, management, resume, resumes, cv, imprisoned, failure to launch, living in the dark, seeing the light, getting out, living your parents basement, millennials, workforce, startups, startup, start-up, start-ups, nerds, tech, tech industry, coders, engineers, coming up for air, work experience
"I'd like you to stay,son, but you've reached 'Fully Depreciated' status."
"Well, go get a job and move out if your allowance doesn't have the purchasing power it did when you were fourteen."
Tags:millennial, millennials, generation x, generation y, purchasing power, allowance, allowances, pocket money, pocket-money, grown-up, grownup, grown up, kid, kids, moving out, hipster, hipsters, unemployed, unemployment, living with your parents, boomerang generation, emerging adulthood, mooch, mooches, failure to launch
"Are you sure we can donate him and keep the couch?"
'I don't get it. I even went back to school 8 years ago to further my education.'
'If you're planning to move back in here with your mother and me, you'll have to abide by our rules.'
'It's tough raising teenagers. We tried tough-love. When that didn't work, we used tough-luck.'
'You can't just move out and leave me here with your father.'
"The good news is, my son is a potential winner, bad news, I'm still buying his lottery tickets."
"You think you've got it tough trying to get your adult son to leave home? It's even harder for us homing pigeons!"
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"Little Jimmy's at the difficult age where he's grown up."
"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 never understood women - except for his mother, who always came along to help translate.
'Postpartum depression really hits you the day they turn 30, don't have a job and still live at home.'
'It's a grueling job that requires a strong commitment and personal sacrifice. Is your mother available?'
Adult Book Store. Leaving home. Finding a Job. Getting Married. Buying a House. Raising Kids. Living with Stress.
"Son, remember the good old days? When you were a kid and wanted to run away from home?"
"I love you son, but don't you think that it's time to move out?"
"Here's a movie about kids who won't leave the nest. It's rated PG-29."