Happily, however, during that spring, they never, but once, got anything but empty nests
, or eggs--being too impatient to leave them till the birds were hatched; that once, Tom, who had been with his uncle into the neighbouring plantation, came running in high glee into the garden, with a brood of little callow nestlings in his hands.
Because it's a complicated issue, this empty nest
Similarly, we also talk about "the empty nest
The feelings of loss, loneliness and sadness that often accompany this period are collectively known as empty nest
COPING WITH AN EMPTY NEST
WHETHER they are starting university, setting off to travel the world or moving in with friends or a partner, children leaving the family home can be a difficult transition for any parent to navigate.
But her love and care for C has helped heal her socalled empty nest
For those parents who develop what's known as empty nest
syndrome when their child leaves home, symptoms may be physical as well as emotional, warns Dr Mark Winwood, director of psychological services at AXA PPP Healthcare.
She's got a place at university and is due to start next month and while I'm so proud of her, I already have empty nest
My daughter is 15 and she's going into her last year of school in September - so I know how you feel having empty nest
Sort your belongings, make lists and discard unnecessary items - but don't turn your home into an empty nest
EMMERDALE star Denise Black says returning to the Dales has cured her parental empty nest
But Kris will be dealing with an empty nest
before long, however, as Kylie revealed she is getting ready to move out by her 18th birthday next year.
Her" wonders if they might be our lovers instead, but also wonders how we'll cope when, like children, they outgrow us and leave us behind in the empty nest
of the physical world.
Commonly associated with older parents whose children have left home, psychologist Roxana Rudzik-Shaw explains the problems associated with empty nest
syndrome in younger couples once their children start school.
Dot Lupo, of Minehead, Somerset AL'S FRIENDS OR EMPTY NEST
Leaving, leaving, one by one, They come to say 'Goodbye' For years I fed and Vimtoed them; And mopped up when they'd cry.