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I realised this morning that it's been two months and I've yet to… - Tactical Ninja

Sep. 25th, 2014

10:16 am

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I realised this morning that it's been two months and I've yet to feel anything that even remotely resembles Empty Nest Syndrome.

I hear reasonably regularly from the YoT. The latest email was to tell me he'd voted, and that he was disappointed in the outcome of the election because "John Key is still a giant nugget on a stick."

He has also informed me that he used his savings to buy a gaming laptop and it messed up his finances so he went hungry for a few days, that it was horrible and he never wants to experience that again. That his management course is done and his work passed one of their Food Safety test things with the top rating, and he's getting so much work that he can't predict when he and his girlfriend will be able to come for dinner. That flatting is more expensive than living at home but he likes being a proper grownup.

A proper grownup.

So yeah, not feeling the empty nest at all. When I think of the YoT, I'm mostly super proud and a little bit amazed that I brung up a kid that's articulate and has a job and savings to blow and is capable of maintainting a relationship. I know he's still got loads of time to make mistakes and give me grey hairs, but I think he's going to be ok.

Chuffed is the word I'd use, tbh.

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From:pombagira
Date:September 24th, 2014 10:41 pm (UTC)
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whoohoo.. how awsoemsause is that..

YoT is awsome!

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From:tatjna
Date:September 24th, 2014 11:07 pm (UTC)
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Amazingly so. ;-)
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From:ecosopher
Date:September 24th, 2014 11:05 pm (UTC)
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Yep, sounds like he's doing OK! It's good to experience just a few days of hunger for something like that. Sets your priorities straight without too many negative effects :)
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From:tatjna
Date:September 24th, 2014 11:07 pm (UTC)
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Yeah, I told him he could come feed his face at our place if it became necessary, but that I reserved the right to laugh at him. ;-)
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From:du_secondaire
Date:September 25th, 2014 12:13 am (UTC)
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I had no clue you had a son. Awesome! He sounds like a cool kiddo :)
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From:tatjna
Date:September 25th, 2014 12:14 am (UTC)
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Heh. He's 19 and just left home, so doesn't feature as largely in my life as previously.

He's also a giant, so I'm surprised you can't see him from where you are.
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From:morbid_curious
Date:September 25th, 2014 01:19 am (UTC)
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All in all, I'd call that a win in the mumming department :-)
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From:dragonvyxn
Date:September 25th, 2014 04:08 am (UTC)
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awesome!!! go you with hte good parenting etc.! wooo!!!
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From:falena84
Date:September 25th, 2014 11:10 am (UTC)
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Aw,sounds like You is doing okay and is a great guy. It's also comforting to be reminded that at a certain point they do leave the nest. ;) it's hard to imagine
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From:falena84
Date:September 25th, 2014 11:12 am (UTC)
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When they live in symbiosis with you (hit the post button by mistake - I am breastfeeding andc haven't mastered typing one handed yet)
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From:siduri
Date:September 25th, 2014 12:04 pm (UTC)
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Congrats. I still have mine at home and not going anywhere...sigh.
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From:meathiel
Date:September 25th, 2014 02:44 pm (UTC)
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Sounds like he's doing really okay ... well, apart from going without food for a few days. But that's a lesson learned, I guess!
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From:rivet
Date:September 26th, 2014 03:15 am (UTC)
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<3
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From:goddessofchaos
Date:September 26th, 2014 10:50 am (UTC)
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Clearly you win at motherhood :)
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From:fushia_darkness
Date:September 26th, 2014 02:34 pm (UTC)
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Awesome!!!
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From:pundigrion
Date:September 26th, 2014 07:24 pm (UTC)
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Lessons learned early and well!
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From:adam_0oo
Date:September 27th, 2014 09:13 pm (UTC)
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I think the word you meant to use was "...amazed that I bringed up a kid..."
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From:tatjna
Date:September 27th, 2014 09:22 pm (UTC)
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Broughtified.
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From:adam_0oo
Date:September 27th, 2014 09:59 pm (UTC)
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brangen
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From:plantgirl
Date:October 23rd, 2014 10:04 pm (UTC)
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Related because my mind rhymes things.

There's an expression I adore. "Just leave him lay where the good lord flang him."

Ever since I first heard it I decided the world offers too few opportunities to use the word "flang," and I do my best to create them. But I'm not sure one can have flung the YoT, not without some sort of mechanical assistance, or else some very crude concepts for what is involved in giving birth.
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From:adam_0oo
Date:October 30th, 2014 09:31 pm (UTC)
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"Don't let the door hit ya where the good lord split ya"
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