Empty nesters -- it could be a lot worse. While the quiet rooms of your home may feel like a bleak reality, for some parents it's something they can only dream about. That's right. Not all kids fly the coop when they should. Some fly but then return as "boomerang kids," while others are a little slower to start their independent lives.
But never fear. If you're trying to get your adult kid to move out of your house, there are plenty of not-so-subtle ways to give them the hint, as tested by some clever and inventive parents:
Start out by buying them their very own kitchenware.
Presents like these kinda make me feel like my parents want me to move out or something.. pic.twitter.com/Zy2Q9tHXYh
— Charlotte (@char_daniels) December 25, 2013
If that doesn't work, kick things up a notch by buying them their own home appliances.
Twitter: @kaceyj13 Subtly leave some college brochures and or job postings for them in a highly visible place, i.e. kitchen counter.
I think my parents want me to move out already lmao pic.twitter.com/cbzZs8ozvH
— kacey jones⚾️ (@kaceyj13) December 25, 2013
Walked downstairs today and found a 'subtle hint' on the table. I think my parents want me to move out. pic.twitter.com/rtSFKxaVQr
— Manny Marotta (@MannyMarotta18) October 18, 2013
Say it with pictures if your child is particularly perceptive.
my mom bought me this so I think she's hinting she wants me to move out or something??? real subtle pic.twitter.com/KQCXoGbJeX
— Jess (@jessieaugustus) January 7, 2014
Conveniently place moving boxes in the space(s) they inhabit.
I think this is a sign that my mom wants me to move out... pic.twitter.com/L5Ttmq1LQL
— Jane Burns (@2_janes_) July 16, 2013
Or a suitcase...
Twitter: @scampbella Try putting it nicely in a text before you have to broach the subject in person.
Dad just threw this in my room, think he wants me to move out? pic.twitter.com/saVqAylKyK
— candy floss (@scampbella) April 7, 2013
Happy birthday to me! My mom wants me to move out 😂 pic.twitter.com/DfF9V2ILn3
— rebecca kerr (@rebeccakerrrrr) April 22, 2014
If you're really desperate, try spelling it out on a cake.
My parents want me gone already. 😂😂 pic.twitter.com/R8ifcJ7VOv
— Kayla (@conna11y) September 15, 2014
If all else fails, just start moving their stuff yourself.
— Madison Newton (@Maduhhsunnn) March 7, 2013