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The Prodigal Son is back to college and I miss him so... when I don’t want to kill him!

Justine O'Mahony


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He told us he was coming home to see us but really it was because he wanted his washing done!

He told us he was coming home to see us but really it was because he wanted his washing done!

He told us he was coming home to see us but really it was because he wanted his washing done!

I must confess to suffering quite considerably from Empty Nest Syndrome recently. You’d think I’d have gotten over it, what with this being his second year in college but I haven’t. At least last year he came home every weekend. This year, having acquired a part-time job, his weekends are normally spent in the Rebel County, pulling pints and cleaning up puke.

The day I drove him back to college, with all his worldly possessions piled high in the back of my tiny car, I cried the whole way home. He couldn’t wait to see the back of me and go drinking with his buddies. I put on a brave face, slipped him a few quid and once I drove off, bawled for Ireland.


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