I Still Live With My Parents

I Still Live With My Parents

If you’re wondering whether or not I still live with my parents, the answer is yes. I’m still baby stepping my way through adulthood. My parents are hoping they’ll win the Powerball, so they can get me out of their house. I’m hoping they hit it too, I could use my own place and a good inheritance. I was only supposed to be home for a month, 4 years later I have no ETA on that move out date. Instead of sulking and complaining about living at home with my parents, I’d rather laugh at my experiences. So here we go!

  • According to my parents if something breaks, clogs, or gets dirty, then I must’ve done it.
  • If the cable goes out, I’m the most capable to fix it or call the cable company
  • If the wifi goes out, I’m also the most capable to fix it. It seems that I’m a customer service agent and technician for Spectrum, but I’m not on the payroll.
  • My parents come home and ask me to go to the store, like… how many stores did you just pass on your way home?
  • I’m always excited for them to go out of town, thinking I’ll get a taste of what it’s like to live on my own. But I end up having to tell myself that they’ll be home tomorrow, while I try to fall asleep with the covers over my head. I’m twenty fucking nine!!!
  • If I get caught touching the AC, the world will end lol. “You don’t pay any bills around here!” So I just suffer in what feels like hell – until I find the right moment to sneak and turn it down.
  • Speaking of sneaking, I also have to sneak out of the house sometimes. If I get caught heading out – “Where you going?”, “Stop by the store for me.”, or “Go by McDonald’s and get me a big Mac with no pickles, wait no… extra pickles, no onions, extra ketchup, extra mayonnaise, the Mac sauce on the side, tell them I want fresh fries too!” This extra long confusing ass order and then they expect McDonald’s to get it right. Like, c’mon now people!
  • I’m an adult child living at home. Sometimes I feel 29 and sometimes I feel 9, it just depends on the time of day.

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39 thoughts on “I Still Live With My Parents

  1. Enjoy it. I moved in with my grandparents after being on my own for 7 years, and they do most of those things you listed. 😂 These are moments to enjoy and cherish forever even when society makes it seem like millennials ain’t ish for living at home. Save your money, girl!

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    1. I wish I was saving money 😂, but you are absolutely right! If we didn’t move back home, we’d have the highest rates of foreclosure and evictions lol and society would have something to say about that. They get on my nerves and I don’t have privacy, but I’m glad I have a stable place to stay with people I trust.

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      1. Lis👏🏾ten👏🏾! Parents don’t believe in boundaries. 😂 All up in your business all the time. My grandma won’t let me open packages without hovering over me. Tew much! We millennials are letting the economy settle since baby boomers exploded on the debt ceiling. But yes, stable place with trustworthy people is expected with roommates, but if I gotta live with people, I’ll live with family. Lol

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      2. 😂😂😂 girl!!! Everything we have is theirs lol. My parents will open my mail. But I would definitely take living with them over random people. They’re my 64 and 57 year old roommates 😂😂😂

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  2. This made me LOL! I’m a 21 year old soon to be mom and my boyfriend complains constantly because I tell him I have to be home at a certain time sometimes or I can’t go out after a certain time. He tells me “you’re an adult. You’re gonna be a parent!” but hey, their house their rules!! We are lucky to have parents that are willing to take care of their grown adult babies though because I know a lot that throw their kids out the first chance they get!

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    1. Exactly!!! Sometimes I have to bite my tongue to keep from saying anything that might get me put out lol. I’m grateful for them, I don’t know how I would make it my own, especially in the city I live in.

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  3. I love this. It’s perfect. I lived out of home for 2 years. One of the first realisations I had was when I found myself sick, single and with very little ability to move. ALL I wanted was a cup of tea. But, I could just call out to my mum to make it for me. No. I had to make it myself – even though I felt like I was dying. Now I live with my partner in a granny flat at his parents house. We pay 2/3 of everything. Being independent is frustrating most days but rewarding every day. ❤ Remember to create yourself!

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    1. I really miss living on my own. The last time I moved out I lived 15 mins from my parents so when I got sick one time, they came and picked me up lol. I know I’ll probably miss the babying when I move out, but I can’t wait to feel the independence.

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  4. I know the feeling. I’m 24 now and am looking at travel trailers. Gonna rent a teensy bit of land from my grandparents, but for all intents and purposes I’ll be “on my own.”
    No roommate. *fist pump*
    It’s worth looking into. Odds are a camper won’t be smaller than your current room but the organization will be a million times better because everything will have a place. Also, with climate change, if there’s an evacuation, you just hitch up your home and goooooooooooo! 😛
    Instead of a bug-out bag, it’s a bug out home, LOL.

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    1. That is an awesome idea!!!!!! I’ve always wanted a tiny house, but I don’t have anywhere to put one 🙁 my parents and grandparents live in the city. But that is awesome!!! Are you going to blog about it?

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      1. I’ve blogged about it when I have something to share. I’m so excited!
        And don’t be afraid to call your local campgrounds(get a job out of the city?)! Sometimes they have year round rental spots and such! If it gets cold during the winter where you are, it needs to be well insulated(including your fresh/gray/black water tanks) however, you’ll want to
        Also, define city? If it’s the suburbs, you could even hook up in the backyard. 🙂

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      2. I live in a suburb that is smack dab on the border of Atlanta, we just got the braves stadium by our mall lol (5 mins from my house). I’m waiting to see how zoning laws change to accommodate tiny homes, but I’m not in a position to pay rent even for land or rv parks. I’m teetering on whether I want a mobile tiny home or one that is more permanently planted. I’m really hoping tiny home communities will start popping up soon.

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      3. Travel trailers and RVs are something plenty of people live in, even in people’s driveway. Even tho it may or may not be legal. I think it’s more a matter of discretion. Look into it a bit more where you live, you may be surprised. 🙂 if it doesn’t rain a lot or get terribly cold(below 40 degrees I wanna say) you wouldn’t even need a super heavy duty camper, idk about Atlanta’s climate. 😉

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      4. My parents wouldn’t let me park and live in the driveway hahahaha I wish! The neighbors would probably complain or snitch to the city too lol. Atlanta’s weather is extremely fickle, so I can’t say anything about that. I’ll just live vicariously through you when do it lol.

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  5. Wow!! You’re the complete opposite of me. Just curious have you ever been out on your own.. even temporarily? I’m sure that it has its ups and downs and on the plus side you can save. Ching, ching!

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    1. I have. I lived pretty much on my own for about 6 years. I miss it so much! Living at home has helped me narrow down and focus on what I really want to do in life, so it does have some perks. I wish I could say that I’ve been saving money for the past 4 years, but that would be a major lie lol!

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      1. I understand. My best friends live pretty far away, so I only have my family. It’s nice having my family around, but they tend to get on my nerves terribly. I’m enjoying it as much as I can, but I’m ready to move far far away lol.

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  6. I 100% understand. After being home the first summer after college I said “Nope! Not for me!” And I made sure my behind had an out of town internship/job every summer plus after I graduated. I happened to move back to NYC last summer and my parents convinced me it didn’t make sense for me to pay rent (which, the way NYC rent is set up, it was truly going to be a stretch), but Lawd. I was resident chauffeur, dinner getter (because no one cooked), wifi fixer, remote passer, hair dresser, and also source if all messiness in the house. At least my sister was there too. I get the people saying enjoy what you have, and I appreciate that I had a place to crash rent free (even though between all the eating out I didn’t save), and I love my mama, but distance is truly better for our relationship. I just moved out.

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    1. Girl!!!!!! That second to last sentence… Says it all for me. It’s soooo hard being in that adult/child place. And I feel like my parents take advantage of it to the fullest! I completely understand why you moved out.

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  7. Girl you just spoke my life! I’ve been living with my parents since last summer after being on my own for 8years for both my degrees. Granted it wasn’t until the last two years that I started paying my own bills but I had my own place no roommates my own rules. Now I’m living with my parents & my sister just granted bringing her boyfriend! Talk about too many adults in the house & I’m the only one that once to keep things clean 🙄 They are lazy & unorganized 🤦🏾‍♀️ My ETA is January MLK weekend because I can’t take it anymore. Bump saving & paying off debt it’ll get paid off eventually 🙂

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    1. Girl…. I know exactly what you mean!!!!! It may take longer to pay off that debt, but it’s almost worth it. I’m hoping to move out sometime next year, even if I have to work 2 or three jobs. I gotta go!!!!

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  8. If your parents aren’t kicking you out, take your time moving out until you are comfortable and ready. As much as you need your own space, leaving on your own can be overwhelming at times. Where I come from, its very normal to live with your parents. You only leave the day you get married or maybe a job takes you to another city otherwise you stay put and they kind of like it because then they know all your goings and comings lol.

    I love your blog and see that we have a few things in common….;-)

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    1. Thank you!!! I totally understand what you’re saying. I think my time at home is expiring lol this has been the most uncomfortable 4 years of my life. I think I’ve outgrown this place, I now know the reason why I had to come back home, and I’m ready to move forward. I’ll be looking for a new job both in my hometown and new cities🤞🤞🤞

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