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What empty nest?

It’s beginning to look like my nest may never be empty. We can’t seem to get a kid through freshman year in college. Our daughter phones home frequently, lamenting the low culture of dorm life in upstate New York. Her mournful tone sometimes turns tearfuI. She has only seen one of the Academy Award-nominated films this year. In our film-centric household, that is heresy.

I envision a three-generation household, like those in the old days, as our teens become 20-somethings and our 30-somethings move back with grandchilldren. Is this the new economy, I wonder? Or just bad parenting?

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