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July 17th, 2013

The Empty Nest Syndrome Begins

07_17_2013_breast_cancer_funny_empty_nestAccording to Google, “Empty nest syndrome is a feeling of grief and loneliness parents or guardians may feel when their children leave home for the first time, such as to live on their own or to attend a college or university.”

My son, Michael moved out today and I was so happy, I thought I’d throw a party. Boy, I don’t think that came out quite right. Doesn’t make me sound like a very loving mother. Or sound like empty nest syndrome to me. Grief and loneliness? I’m too busy cleaning up his messy room to be grieving and lonely.

Face it, I’d rather have my kid learn to be self-sufficient and leave on good terms rather than be tossed out on his ass because he’s being a little brat. Would I rather he stay here until he’s 35? I don’t think so.

Besides, my nest isn’t exactly empty. Jonathan and Adriana are still here.

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2 thoughts on “The Empty Nest Syndrome Begins

  1. Bon,

    He’s only been home a couple times. Once to beg for food (ha!) and another time to pick up a bunch of stuff he left in his old room. Not sure if I’m happy or sad about that. Guess I want him to succeed on his own, right?

    Besides that, Ken has moved his office in there and works in that room every Friday. I am NOT wanting Michael to come back home and have to move all that stuff out again for his bed.

    -Marie

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