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Boomerang Children Surprise Boomers!

Saving a space just for you, TinyJB!! Photo by mjb2010
Saving a space just for you, TinyJB!! Photo by mjb2010

missjunebug is sure this is not news to most of  you: There’s a high probability adult children will boomerang back home sometime during their twenties or thirties. Blame it on these uncertain economic times and the current job market. Blame it on the willingness of Boomer parents to continue to provide extended refuge from the real world for their children. Blame it on what ElderJB calls a generation “Slow to grow up.”

Or maybe there’s another way to look at it: Celebrate the second chance to bond with adult children who bring with them their indefatigable exuberance and outrageous opinions and recently lived life experience! That’s the way missjunebug plans to look at it!

Having just had both ElderJB and TinyJB home for a good chunk of time during the holidays, she has fresh appreciation for all they bring to her sometime circumscribed world. These bugboys are smart! insightful! cynical! hilarious! loving! and always surprising! Chances are pretty good ElderJB won’t be calling the Hacienda home again anytime soon since his semi-permanent digs are in Rwanda(!), but TinyJB may be joining the junebugs as he plans for his next steps. missjunebug admonished him to do all he could not to end up back home and he assured her he only ever wanted to be a guest here, not a resident, but missjunebug wants TinyJB to take comfort in the little mat outside the kitchen door that says “Welcome!”

missjunebug remembers her own fleeing from home and never looking back, but she lived in chaotic-question-authority-never-trust-anyone-over-thirty times! She’s pretty sure that things are different today and parents and adult children share iTunes playlists, facebook pages, twitter tweets, emails, Skype time, and Kindle recommendations! Maybe it’s technology that’s provided an even playing field and means of connection that missjunebug’s parents’ generation could not even begin to dream of. Or maybe economic realities necessitate pulling out Plan B: Move back in with the peeps!

The best of all possible worlds will provide a seamless transition from university graduation to interesting and challenging work for the Boomers’ adult children. But in case Real Life 101 requires some recalibration, know that despite what Mr. Wolfe said, you can go home again.

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Over Resolutions for 1/1/11

Macro photograph of coca-cola bubbles.
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missjunebug has a new plan for a new year: Over Resolutions.

Here are hers for 2011:

Experiences over Things

Face Time over Facebook

Kindle over Paper

Clean Foods over Crap Foods

Walking hills over just walking

Water over Coca Cola (That’s a tough one!)

Travel over the Travel Channel

Cruise Vacays over just about any other kind

Coffee Break French over Rosetta Stone French

Clutter Free over Clutter Challenged (Sure to take all of 2011!)

Breakfast Out over Dinner Out (Pete’s Breakfast House here missjunebug comes!!)

Angry Birds over Twitter

Words with Friends over just about any other app missjunebug has on her iPhone

Retail therapy over Real therapy

Cancer Survivor over Cancer Patient

A better 2011 over 2010!!

Have a happy, healthy New Year from missjunebug!

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