Wednesday, November 17, 2010

The Empty Nest revisited

Remember how I said I had an empty nest?
Well not any more because it's a boy!
Not a baby but a full grown adult boy!
Of course with every nest change comes adjustments.
I don't get to drive anymore. Whenever I go to get into "my" car someone is already in the drivers seat.
My daily sonic bill has doubled.
He corrects my Spanish pronunciation constantly which you would think would not be a problem since we are in an English speaking country, but hey, I live close to the border. It happens more than you would think. Sometimes he even chortles while he does it.
Chortling might possibly be banned in my nest soon.
He drinks straight out of the jug. He says that he doesn't. He says that he is "water falling" the drink and that is way different than drinking out of the container.
He does it a lot...
I have to actually cook again. And I get talked into things like this Ghosts in a Graveyard. By the way it was nasty. Don't try this at home.
He takes pictures of me with his iphone. Candid pictures where I can't try and elongate my neck and suck in my stomach. Pictures where I am not wearing make up. Pictures that make me realize that all cameras should be banned with the exception of mine...oh and mirrors while we are on the subject.
He tells me that my phone is "weak sauce" and he loads all these fun applications to show how much better his phone is than mine. Today's app was a scanner that scans bar codes and tells you the price. He keeps asking me what I paid for things, then scans it and tells me I paid too much.  He nags at me trying to make me buy one by telling me that if I do that we can talk "face to face" with the video camera capability. He promises me that he will talk like that to me all the time when he leaves the nest.....yeah right.
He leaves his belongings EVERYWHERE and then in a panic needs me to find them.
He tries to pop me with the kitchen towels.
He leaves cups everywhere in the house (even though I am not sure why he needs those cups and glasses with his patented "waterfall" method of drinking)
So am I ready to go back to this?
Do you see that smile on my face?
Or this one?
or this one?
This is one of the kindest, sweetest, caring. loving, and fun birds to return to a nest, 
(even with the "water falling")
And I am enjoying every minute of it.


Tom said...

I'm laughing...language snobs! I once asked Kerry to stop pronouncing Italian words because she was hurting my ears. It wasn't that bad, I'm just a language snob

evelyn said...

Why don't you bring your adult baby bird over to my house more often. It looks like you're having a lot of fun over there in your nest. I'm missing out.

Just ME the MOM said...

I see all those smiles! They're lookin' mighty fine ;)


Megan Walker said...

I can sooo relate! Pretty sweet :)

Meegan said...

Love love love this post!!

Lelani said...

oh, you crack me up. you definitely have a reason to smile. and enjoy it! now, that ghosts in the graveyard dish? ha ha ha ha ha oh, that is hilarious.