Once you move out, visits to your parents house become a regular part of life. Depending on how far you live, your visits might be frequent or they might be rare. Whether you come home several times a month or just on holidays doesn’t matter. From now on, there are going to be certain awkward moments that accompany your visits. It’s no longer your home now, so here are some of the most awkward things about staying at your parents’ house in your old hometown.
15. Remembering everything that made you want to move out.
Coming back to the tiny town, the lack of entertainment, and the complete absence of anything engaging just serves to remind you why you moved away in the first place. It’s almost enough to make you start counting down the days until you get to go back to your new hometown.
14. Borrowing a car.
If you had to fly into town, you’ll probably be borrowing your parents car anytime you need to go somewhere. Boy, does that bring back memories of having to beg Mom for the keys to the minivan so you could drive to Sonic and meet up with the guys.
13. Trying to make yourself sound more mature than you are.
When you go off to college, some people expect you to be a full-grown adult the next time they see you. So if you run into any of your parents friends, old teachers, or neighbors, you have to talk yourself up and make it seem like you’re doing stuff with your life besides homework and drinking.
12. Finding things to talk about with your parents.
What can you guys talk about besides how you’re doing in school? Um…yard work? Politics?
11. Having all the attention on you, 24/7.
This is especially true if you’re an only child. When you go home, your parents will be pretty much obsessed with you and want to spend all the time in the world with you. It’s sweet because, you know, they’re your parents, but it’s still a little weird.
10. Hearing “how’s school?” everywhere you go.
Make it stop!!!
9. Having to obey a curfew.
You’re staying under their roof, so they’ll probably make you obey their rules. Bummer. I guess that’s the price you pay when you don’t want to spring for a hotel room.
8. Getting roped into doing stuff with your younger siblings.
It’s cute how they miss you when you’re gone, but just because you’re home doesn’t mean you want to spend all your time with them. Besides, they can’t even go to the bars anyway, so what’s the point?
7. Sleeping in your childhood bedroom.
Oh man, there’s nothing like a twin bed with Spider-Man sheets and posters of Selena Gomez on your wall.
6. Running into high school classmates at the grocery store.
Bonus points for the awkwardness of running into high school classmates at the grocery store where they’re the cashier.
5. Feeling bad about ditching your parents to hang out with friends.
Sorry, Mom and Dad.
4. Asking mom to do your laundry.
I mean, maybe she’ll offer, but if she doesn’t…
3. Answering a million questions.
Yes, school is fine. No, I don’t really have a favorite class. No, I don’t have a girlfriend. Yes, I’ve been to a football game.
2. Having to hide any potential dates.
I don’t know why you would even try to bring someone back to your parents’ house, but I guess sometimes desperate times call for desperate measures.
1. Getting caught with potential “dates.”
Who doesn’t have nightmares about their “alone time” being interrupted by parents or siblings? Get ready to relive those nightmares all over again.