This is a wonderful video to share with your children. It puts a whole new spin on being an “empty nester” – the throw-away term used by purveyors of expensive TV’s, overseas cruises and spending the kids inheritance.
Robin’s Nest << Link for the video
The video was made by and uploaded to Vimeo by Fred Margulies, whose profile we found on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter. He has posted this video on his own profile, with an invitation to share! Well, now we have.
Sharing with Social Media
The video was shared with us through Twitter, by a friend who knows how much we love birds and, in fact, one of our premium stories for families who have joined Stories My Nana Tells is called Scarlet Robin .
We have thanked her and let her know that we are sharing the video on Facebook, as well as giving it a RT on Twitter. Retweets on Twitter are very positive and Facebook friends love to share good stuff as well.
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Allison Rapp says
Being an empty-nester myself, I have to say it’s a mixed bag. I love having my life back, and I wish I could have that along with having my kids here, too! I’ve got one a thousand miles away in Vancouver, BC and one 8,000 miles away in Istanbul. Some birds fly farther than others!
I know how you feel, Allison and thanks for your comment. I have two who have flown the nest – one is here in Perth Western Australia and the other is in Toronto, Ontario in Canada. I am a little more lucky than you, having one of them not too far away. They travel a lot, though. I agree it is a mixed bag.
I’m 50/50 at the moment. Mine lives most of the time with his girl-friend but comes back with washing etc. He is only 20 though 🙂
Hi Jackie and thanks for your comment. Your 50/50 status is very common, given the age of your son now. Believe me, kids are like boomerangs. They keep coming back, for a whole variety of reasons. Which is part of the joy of children.
Valerie Cuell says
Lovely video, Lesley. Thanks so much for sharing.
I don’t have children myself, but I can imagine that it must be quite a wrench when they ‘fly the nest’.
However, it’s also a great opportunity to embark on a new life!
Thanks, Valerie and it is lovely, isn’t it? I totally agree. The look on that mother bird’s face when she came back with (what turned out to be) the last offering for the kids and they had all flown the coop! From experience, I can say that unlike young birds, kids do tend to come and go for a while, before they finally make their final flight to freedom. And we usually encourage them to “hover” around a bit, for family events and celebrations. Yes, it is time to embark on new adventures, too.