You Can Leave, but the Mom Jokes Will Follow

I have a new hobby: tormenting my oldest child with joke messages about everything we’re changing now that said kid has suddenly flown the coop.

In my last post I mentioned that I wasted no time, sending a text ten minutes after they left the house, saying “We rented your room.” Start as you mean to go on, is my motto. I waited a few hours to message them with “I sold the rest of your stuff on ebay.”

Hubs and I now find ourselves in charge of the pets that got left behind — a cat, a rat and a hedgehog. After a couple of days, my typing fingers got busy again. I told the offspring, “Since you left us with all of these pets, Dad and I have joined a support group for custodial grandparents.”

The next message I sent included a picture, with a caption:

redesigned-basement

We did some work on the basement. The living room is next.

 

Following that, I sent one saying, “Even with all the ‘grandkids’, we were lonely, so we got a dog.”

new-dog

“He’s really gentle with people he knows. His name is Sweetums.”

Then this: “Check out my new wheels! I traded in the minivan.”

new-wheels

I think I’ll get around to the living room redesign this weekend. I have something like this in mind:

newlivingroom

I have a thousand ideas. I could keep this up for a loooong time. I love how the age of the Internet makes it easy to keep in touch.

 

 

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2 responses »

  1. There are a lot of ups and downs when it comes to the internet… being able to keep in constant touch with those we love yet cannot be with definitely falls into the plus category.

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