A MUM has revealed how she is horrified that her adult son is moving back home and wants to ban him from staying because she loves having an empty nest.
The woman, who has not been named, says that her eldest child aged 24, would be coming back to the family home so he could save money despite having moved out when he went to university.
And after writing about her dilemma on Mumsnet, the mum divided the forum with some saying she should enjoy her freedom, but others arguing she should always be there for her son.
Explaining her situation, the mum wrote: “I’m married with three sons 24, 21 and 18. All three have left home (youngest to uni last month) and I have to say we are enjoying life as a married couple despite the nest being empty!
“The eldest has lived away from home since he started uni, and has this week decided he is going to apply for a job close to us, and move back in to save money!
“I should add he hasn’t asked, he’s just decided he will be better off financially, and is expecting us to welcome him with open arms! Quite honestly, I’m horrified at the prospect.
“I don’t want to go back to doing his laundry or taking another person into account when deciding what to cook for dinner. AIBU (am I being unreasonable)?”
And many of her fellow mums said there was nothing wrong with telling her son he was not welcome back.
One wrote: “He’s 24, he hasn’t been a child for years. You don’t commit to having them live with you forever just because you gave birth to them.”
Another said: “You are not being unreasonable at all, and allowing him to move back only for his own convenience wouldn’t be doing him any favours.
“He’s an adult, gainfully employed, and he needs to act like it.”
While another mum added: “Yes, he is your child, but he is an adult and has been living independently. That’s what growing up is, moving on from the cosy nest and making your own way.”
But others were outraged, and one mum argued: “Yes yabu, my children’s home will always be available to them as long as we are alive.”
Another added: “I can’t envisage a time when I’d ever refuse to let one of mine come back to live.”
And one mum even raged: “Yabu my kids will always have a home with me if they need it.”
However, the vast majority suggested allowing him to move home but charging him rent – and definitely NOT doing his laundry or cooking dinner for him.
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