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"I feel like I need you less and less, Mom, now that I can make myself feel guilty all on my own."
"Well, the children are grown up, married, divorced, and remarried. I guess our job is done."
Tags:divorce, divorces, divorced, marital problem, marital problems, married life, married couple, married couples, family life, family-life, family lives, grownup kid, grownup kids, grownup children, grownup child, grown-up kid, grown-up kids, rites of passage, rite of passage, grown-up children, grown-up child, parenthood, parenting, parent, parents, motherhood, mother, mothers, father, fathers, fatherhood, mom, moms, mum, mums, dad, dads
"Don't forget to click Reply."
Tags:college, colleges, university, universities, uni, unis, student, students, leaving home, teenager, 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
"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
"This article says that the number of elderly living with their children is rising..."
"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
"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
"How many more years of graduate school support do you need, son?"
Tags:post-grad, post-grads, post grad, post grads, post graduate, post graduates, study, studies, studying, parental support, parental supports, tuition fee, tuition fees, parent, parents, retirement home, retirement homes, parental support, bank of mom and dad, bank of mum and dad, parental supports, supportive parent, supportive parents, grown up kid, grown up kids, grownup kid, grownup kids, grown-up kid, grown-up kids
"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 kid, adult kids, fathers, father, parents, parent, basements, basement, cellars, cellar, infants, infant, families, family, baby carrier
"Once she went off to college, we turned her room into storage space for all our protest signs."
The Prodigal Son Returns To Do His Laundry
Tags:prodigal son, prodigal sons, laundry, laundries, chore, chores, household chore, household chores, housework, house-work, washing day, washing days, wash day, wash days, proverb, proverbs, bible story, bible stories, torah story, torah stories, old testament, grownup kid, grownup child, grown-up kids, grown-up child
"God, when did you turn into my mother?"
Tags:wife, wives, husband, husbands, nag, nags, nagging, nagged, bossy, bossiness, boss, bosses, family life, family-life, son, sons, married life, married couple, married couples, marital problem, marital problems, ageing, aging, turning into your mother, midlife crisis, grownup children, grownup kid, grownup kids
"My son finally called me. But it was a pocket dialing."
Tags:pocket dial, pocket dialing, pocket dials, butt dial, butt dials, butt dialing, accidental call, accidental calls, mom, moms, mum, mums, son, sons, family duty, calling home, neglect, negligence, family life, family-life, family responsibilities, mobile, mobiles, cell, cells, phone, phones, bad son, bad sons, grownup kid, grownup kids
"Oh, we don't worry about the kids moving back in with us. We didn't leave a forwarding address."
"I think everyone would be happier if you moved in with my parents, and I moved in with yours."
Tags:adult kid, adult kids, grownup kid, grownup kids, grownup child, grownup children, grown up kid, grown up kids, grown-up kid, grown-up kids, grown-up children, grown-up child, grown up children, grown up child, family life, family-life, leaving home, social problem, social problems, housing costs, house prices, property prices
"The good news is, my son is a potential winner, bad news, I'm still buying his lottery tickets."
"By 2020 millennials will control half of all investible assets...and we're still paying her car insurance?"
"No, I do not live in my parents basement...it's a walk out."
"What did your mom pack you for lunch today?"
Tags:packed lunch, packed lunches, lunch, lunches, lunch break, lunch breaks, mom, moms, mum, mums, mother, mothers, grownup kid, grownup kids, grownup children, grown up kid, grown up kids, grown up children, grown-up kid, grown-up kids, grown-up children, immature, immaturity, moving out, growing up
"Parents can be really cruel sometimes."
"Kids! Empty Nest blues when they leave home, empty purse blues when they don't."
Tags:empty nest, empty nests, empty nest blues, empty-nest blues, empty nest syndrome, empty-nest syndrome, parent, parents, parenting, parenthood, grownup kid, grownup kids, grownup children, grown-up kid, grown-up kids, grown up kid, grown up kids, grown up children, grown-up children, family life, living at home, moving out, rights of passage
'Your son, running screaming from the real world, is home.'
'Son, sometimes a mother needs to hear those three little words...'I'm moving out.''
Typical Mother's Day.
"Hey! This isn't geocache ... It says, 'Dad and I finally tricked you into getting out of your house'."
Tags:geocache, geocaches, geocaching, treasure hunt, treasure hunts, treasure hunting, treasure hunter, treasure hunters, family life, family-life, kid, kids, childhood, childhoods, grown up kid, grownup kid, grownup kids, grown up kids, outdoor, outdoors, active lifestyle, active lifestyles, trick, tricks, trickery, tricking