Mudcat Café message #1060234 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #64659   Message #1060234
Posted By: Nancy King
24-Nov-03 - 08:18 PM
Thread Name: BS: Nest - Empty or full?
Subject: RE: BS: Nest - Empty or full?
I came back to my parents' house after college, but only for a few months, and then got my own apartment. But that was a LONG time ago. Expectations were different then.

One of my Ex's kids had to be pushed out at the age of 21 -- it was obvious (to us at least) that a free room, free lunch and free ride forever was not helping him grow up. He was mildly put out and struggled for a while, but eventually did just fine -- now has a wife, two kids, and his own house!

Neither of my kids moved back in after college, though Dan did spend a summer or two here while he was in graduate school. I have continued to provide a financial safety net, however, and there have been times when it would have been a whole lot cheaper to have 'em living here!

I submit, though, that one is not an empty-nester until they move all their STUFF out of the house. So I'm still not in that category.

Cheers, Nancy