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"Oh, Christ—it's your mother."
Tags:mother, mothers, mothering, motherhood, parent, parents, parenting, parenthood, mother in law, mother in laws, mothers in law, overbearing, overbearing parent, overbearing parents, overbearing mother, overbearing mothers, mollycoddle, mollycoddled, mollycoddling, strict, strict parent, strict parents, strict mother, strict mothers, strict parenting, intrude, intrusive, boosy, bossy boots, stalking, stalker, stalkers, controlling, controlling mother, controlling mothers, over controlling, harassed, harassment, harasser, flying the nest, domineering, domineer, domineering mother, domineering mothers, domineering parent, domineering parents, car, cars, drive, driving, driver, holiday, holidays, vacation, vacations, on holiday, on vacations, road trip, roadtrip, road-trip, abroad, holiday abroad
"Go. Evolve. Don't worry about us."
Tags:evolution, evolve, evolved, evolves, legs, leg, land, science, scientific, sciences, biology, biological, darwin, darwinism, darwinian, theory of evolution, evolutionary theory, science, scientific, scientist, scientists, scientifically, prehistoric, pre historic, pre-historic, pre-history, leaving the nest, nest egg, flying the nest, flying the coop, leaving home, leave, leaving
"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."
Tags:mom, moms, mum, mums, mother, mothers, motherhood, parent, parents, parenting, parenthood, teen, teens, teenager, teenagers, son, sons, empty nest, empty nester, messy teen, messy teenage, grumpy teen, grumpy teenager, home help, domestic help, college, leaving for college, left for college, leaving home, flying the nest, moving out
"Don't forget to click Reply."
Tags:college, colleges, university, universities, uni, unis, student, students, leaving home, teenager, teenagers, flying the nest, leaving the nest, communications, stay in contact, staying in contact, keeping in contact, keep in contact, email, emails, cellphone, cellphones, mobile, mobiles, cell, cells, phone, phones, modern family, modern families, grown up kid, grownup kid, grown-up children, grownup children, rites of passage, rite of passage
"I said I'm thinking about getting my own place."
Tags:bad relationship, bad relationships, marital fight, marital fights, domestic, domestics, domestic argument, domestic arguments, spousal dispute, spousal disputes, break up, break ups, breaking up, break-up, break-ups, split up, splitting up, split ups, split-up, split-ups, separation, separations, independence, moving out, young adult, young adults, flying the nest
Moving on to flying. It's one of those things that probably won't be for you if you don't get it right the first time. Who's up first?
"The Icarus story is just that- a story."
Tags:icarus, myth, myths, legend, legends, story, stories, cautionary tale, cautionary tales, flying the nest, learning to fly, flying to high, parent, parents, parenting, parenthood, growing up, child rearing, kid, kids, child, childhood, upbringing, legend of icarus, the legend of icarus, greek myth, greek myths, greek mythology
"Don't do anything I wouldn't do!"
Tags:dragon, dragons, advice, giving advice, good advice, predator, predators, instruction, instructions, pointless, pointlessness, futile, futility, mythical creature, mythical creatures, folklore, legendary creature, legendary creatures, dont do anything i wouldnt, flying the nest, flown the nest, parent, parents, parenting, parenthood, growing up, child rearing, kid, kids, child
"You can't just move out and leave me here with your father"
'One good thing about the hurricane is it made our grown kids finally move out.'
And so Bob's folks sent him off into the world. But not before running a few last tests, just to be sure he could handle it.
"Find a patch of sunlight, my boy. Find a patch of sunlight and bask in it."
Tags:cat, cats, family, families, parent, parents, parenting, moving, moving out, moving off, flying the nest, leaving the nest, empty nest, mom, mum, moms, mums, mother, mohers, motherhood, father, fathers, fatherhood, dad, dads, sun, sunlight, adulthood, kitty, kitties, kitten, kittens, lazy, lazy cat, lazy cats, purpose, finding purpose, new life, new world, kid, kids, child, growing up, adulting
"And since when does being twenty-five and married and living in Dallas excuse you from a family meeting?"
'Honey...you're spoiling that child.'
"I realize times are tough, but it's time you went out on your own."
Tags:economic, economy, bad economy, tough times, rebounding kids, animal, animals, kangaroo, kangaroos, roo, roos, mother's pouch, joey, joeys, fly the nest, flying the nest, flies the nest, pouches, economic hardship, hardship, hardships, making it, make it on your own, making it on your own, offspring, child, kid, kids, new generation, new generations, next generation, next generations
'Your son, running screaming from the real world, is home.'
"Uh oh. It's the kids...and they're flying back!"
'My children always seem to move back - they like their home comforts.'
'Mother Nature gives a sign to all young animals when it's time to leave the nest. Your time is near, son - I've got rheumatism in my shoulder from taking out the purse!'
'You teach them to fly, and what do you get?'
"One day, I'm going to the University of Oxford."
Tags:baldo, oxford, oxford university, scholar, scholars, university, universities, dream school, dream schools, first choice, first choice college, first choice colleges, far away, long distance, long distances, self-confidence, self-belief, university of oxford, fly the nest, flying the nest, goal, goals, long term goal, long term goals
'Son, your mother and I think it's time you got a place on your own.'
'Ask yourself, dear - do we need this big plaice now the children are married and gone?'
"Attention, everyone. After many years of sittng here with his laptop, Ed Fessler is retiring form our coffee shop. Let's hear it for him."