When my siblings and I were in high school (three of us, all only a year apart), my parents would joke that when I moved out to go to college (and yes, it was assumed that we would move out and be on our own!), they (mom, dad, my sister & brother) would move and leave no forwarding address. Then the following year when my sister would go to college, they'd move again -- no forwarding address. Then the year after that, when my brother went to college, Mom and Dad would move one more time.Originally Posted by buglover;3125326;
Of course this didn't happen that way, but one summer while all three of us were in college, my parents went camping and my brother, sister, and I all happened to be staying at my parents' house at the same time. When they left on the trip, they didn't have a definite return date -- they just said, "Oh, a week or two, I guess."
So, after a week, we did this big house cleanup to surprise them when they came home. No mom and dad. Couple of days later, no mom and dad. We did a touch-up cleaning. Friends and relatives called: "Your mom and dad back from camping yet?" "Nope, not yet." "Do you know when?" "When they get sick of camping? Maybe in a couple days?"
At the two-week point, we looked at each other and said: hey, you know how Mom and Dad always joked that they'd move without telling us? Maybe this is it?
I think a day or two later, they came home. That's still one of the family stories we laugh about today!