You may have heard of an “Irish Goodbye” – which is where a person quietly exits, without fuss or fanfare. I believe this should be renamed to a “[My Last Name] Goodbye” which is where one leaves by essentially sneaking out the door.
This is how the middle kid exited today. He spent many hours filling up his truck with stuff, with the enlisted help of several friends and his brother, and then.. he left. No farewell, no goodbye, just got in his truck.
If I may be honest, this is totally fine with me. He now lives, I believe, about 15 minutes away. We’ve already chatted on facebook. Making a huge deal out of this would be, to me at least, terrible.
[My Last Name] Goobyes are good. Let’s save the big ordeals for times when we need them.