I have two roommates, and they happen to be the same people responsible for giving me life. Yes, I live with my mom and dad. I often think about what I would write about if I ever created a comic strip. Without a doubt, I would tell my story of moving back in with my parents.
Moving from my college pad to my parents' house has obviously taken some getting used to. There are times when I yearn for my independence and times when my parents’ popularity ratings suffer, like when they make me do the dishes.
However, now that my years of teen angst are a thing of the past, I have built an appreciation for my parents, and I’ve come to realize that moving back home has it’s benefits.
After all, I no longer have to worry about starving to death due to my lack of culinary skills.
I think they appreciate my help. I make sure they are up to date on the latest trends. I recently taught my mom how to freestyle rap, which was funny until she exclaimed, “You have a college degree, but you moved back home with me.” They also turn to me for tech support. A few months ago, my dad asked me if he needs two computers to burn a CD. It’s times like these when I think our generational gap would make for some pretty hilarious comic moments.
This happens to me at least once a week. Invisible Bread:
There are things I learn from my parents, too, because parents somehow magically have an answer for everything. Seriously, parents instinctively know how to fix any problem that may arise. I am constantly taking notes on everything from car maintenance to how to fold fitted sheets.
And if they can’t fix it, they find somebody to help. In college, these problems go unsolved. FoxTrot:
Even though they didn’t seem to suffer from empty nester syndrome at all when I was in college, I think they’ve enjoy having me back at the ol’ homestead for some quality time we wouldn't have otherwise.
If you created a comic strip what would you write about? Comment on this blog post and let me know.