Living At Home With Your Parents As Told By How I Met Your Mother

Living at home with your parents can be awesome.  And not awesome.  It changes from moment to moment.  Drastically.  You'll never have a silent minute to yourself...ever.   So squeeze in between Mom and Dad on the couch and let How I Met Your Mother fill you in on all of the positives and negatives of living at home.

Positive: The laundry is usually done and not by you.


Positive: After a late night out, you don't have to pay for a cab to pick you up because Mom and/or Dad will probably still be up waiting for you anyway.

Negative: The next morning, your father calls you from the garage.  It's time to weed the garden!  But you're hiding in your room, quietly sobbing.

Negative: It also grows frustrating when you come home from a long day of work and your parents rush you the minute they walk in the door.

Positive: They know how to handle you when you're in "one of your moods."  I mean, they did get you through that massive tamper tantrum in the middle of JC Penney's in 1993.

Negative: You have to take pretty drastic measures to get out of family functions because your parents can physically see how "busy" you are.

Positive: There is always dinner waiting.  Food you don't have to make is automatically always so much better.

Positive: You need cash but don't feel like going to the ATM.

Negative: Privacy does not exist.  Someone is always there.

Positive: You were passed up for a promotion at work.  Dad's waiting for you when you get home with open arms.

Positive: There's the possibility of throwing a house party when your parents go out of town.

Negative: You still have to give your parents a pep talk every time you invite a friend over.

When it's all said and done, you know the parentals are driving you crazy and pushing your buttons for one simple reason: Love.

6 comments:

  1. Haha! from what my brother tells me, this is totally relatable :) and some of those positives are soooooo appealing!

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  2. Haha, this is so brilliant! It makes me miss being at home so much. And makes me want to watch HIMYM again. :D

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  3. Love this; it's so true, I'm in my late twenties and had to move back home. It's a roller coaster of pros and cons!
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  4. SAMESIES!! I should have done one about moving back home after you've been out long enough to taste freedom lol

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    1. It's a massive contrast isn't it, having to get used to the lack of privacy again etcetc! Although, I try and see it from their perspective also so I guess it can be tough either way :)

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