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"Well, now that the kids have grown up and left I guess I'll be shoving along, too."
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"Because if we'd told you we were coming you would have said no."
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"Mum, when you've finished your full-time job, cleaned the house, sorted the laundry, made the meals and walked the dog could you sort out these bills for me?"
Empty Nester Parents: Dad will give you a good talking to and mom will give you a hug.
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"Your mother and I want to make your 21st birthday a moving experience. We'll help you pack."
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"Since Joey moved out I decided to take in a boarder."
Jimmy suffered from a severe fear of flying.
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'You have great talks everyday??'
'You have a mom and dad. I have a parent company.'
"Be grateful your kid only lives in your basement."
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"How many more years of graduate school support do you need, son?"
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"I'm glad junior's finally leaving home, but I will miss the tech support."
"You can't live in our basement. Your brother beat you to it."
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"My parents said I could move back into my old room, but they forgot to mention they sold the house 7 years ago."
'Sounds like empty-nest syndrome.'
"This is our Hard Liquor gift basket for people whose kids moved back home this year."
"I think everyone would be happier if you moved in with my parents, and I moved in with yours."
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"Dear, your father and I were thinking that maybe it's time you got a place of your own."
"Don't cry, we'll find other tech support."
'You live in your parents' basement. Don't you think calling it your 'lair' is pretentious?'
'I think my parents expected me to move out ages ago.'
'Bet you were beginning to think I'd never leave home.'
'I'd move back in with my folks, but I can't stand my mom's regurgitated worms.'
"The kids are in college. . . what are we going to do with ourselves?"
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"Oh, we don't worry about the kids moving back in with us. We didn't leave a forwarding address."