"You are not my mother, you are a SNORT!"
Do you remember this book by P.D. Eastman? It was one of my favorites as a kid. The little hatchling who has a mom with horrendous timing. She decides to leave the nest to find some food (I can sooo relate as I've flown the coop on occasion for a pint of Ben & Jerry's!). And kids just NEVER have good timing either...the egg hatches in her absence. And so begins the quest of the baby bird to find his mom. He should have just looked in the bathroom, she probably is in there with the door locked enjoying some alone time.
"Empty Nest Syndrome"