Advertising

The Holidays are a magical time for empty nesters. They get to see their beloved children once again, and remember what it was like to pick up after them day and night for 18 thankless years. Dan Howard, a father from Cape Elizabeth, Maine, voiced that joy in a wonderfully sarcastic Facebook video that has gone viral among bitter parents all across the world. Once you watch it, you'll understand why.

In less than two weeks, Howard's video has been watched almost five million times. It currently has more than 45,000 likes, and almost 40,000 shares. It certainly seems like his despair has struck a chord with parents.

Advertising

But don't feel too bad for him—considering the economy, he'll probably be able to enjoy having his daughter home for years after she graduates.