All parents handle being empty-nesters differently, but Randy and Amy English truly celebrated the occasion with a photo shoot that has since gone viral.
The photos were taken by the couple’s daughter, Haley, who works full-time as a nanny and who recently started taking photos on the side. Her parents, who live in Mississippi, had her take a series of pictures showing them holding a small blackboard with different sayings, including “So sad…hahahaha just kidding!,” “Expecting 0 Kids June 2019” and “Our Favorite Kids” in a picture of them with their… two dogs. Haley took the photos shortly after she moved into her own apartment about 25 minutes from their house.
Check out the hilarious shoot below.
Amy, a registered nurse who now shucks oysters for a living, told BuzzFeed News that the idea to take the photos came after some not-so-good photos of her were taken after Haley signed the lease to her new apartment. Amy wanted to re-do the photos after Haley officially moved out and thought it would be fun to take some celebratory pics.
Haley, 22, loved the photo shoot and told Buzzfeed that her family is “always goofing off and choosing to laugh and have fun with any situation life throws our way, and this was perfect. Especially the signs my mom came up with.”
Haley told Huffington Post that her parents were “shocked” when she told them she was moving out. But, she noted, “They’re excited to have some alone time and quality time to spend with one another without any kids around.”
The original Facebook post has accumulated more than 221,000 shares, 88,000 comments, and 115,000 likes as of this writing. And that’s not the only place it’s gone viral:
What do you think of this hilarious empty nester photo shoot? Sound off in the comments!
When I’m not hanging out with my three-year-old and husband in Brooklyn, I’m busy writing stories for Mamas Uncut and managing PR + Marketing for Magnolia Bakery, based in New York City. On weekends, you can usually find me at a local park or playground pushing my daughter on the swings, “researching” the best almond croissants in Park Slope or launching into impromptu family dance parties at home, the sidewalk or, every once in awhile, a restaurant bathroom. I’m still trying to master the whole parenting thing, but I have learned that copious amounts of coffee, humor and humility are involved on a daily basis.
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