What I Miss About Living With My Parents

Do you remember when you lived at home with your parents and dreamed of one day breaking free to be on your own? Independently. Yes, of course you do. I had that dream not once but twice. But that’s a story for another day. Today, I want to talk about what I miss most about living with my parents since I became a wife and mother. With a mortgage…and…insurance…and a child who loves to eat–A LOT.


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1. My Momma’s Cooking

Momma’s homemade meals are simply divine. She can sauté, boil, fry, bake, stew, braise, or broil anything extremely well. If Daddy was off from work, it was going down. My younger sister and I didn’t appreciate it as much then. Translation: Can we have fast food like we do when Daddy works nights? We didn’t know how good we had it.




To add insult to injury, if I showed up at my parents’ house right now with no notice, Momma would be cooking like it’s a holiday. For just her and Daddy!


2. One Bill


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When I last lived with my parents, it was 1998. The only household bill that I was responsible for was my personal phone line. A landline, people. For you millennials, that’s a phone in which the receiver is attached to a base and then a cord runs from it to the wall. What I wouldn’t give to have just one household bill again.


3. My Daddy’s Life Anecdotes

BAW readers probably have heard me wax nostalgic about Daddy’s anecdotes that have stuck with me since I was a kid. Any suit fits a naked man… No matter how funny or how serious our discussion, he had one ready to lay on me. FYI: he still does it!



With all that being said, my life with Hubby and The Deuce gives me great joy. And I know that my parents love to come visit us…and they also love leaving to go back to their empty nest.


See ya later,



What do you miss about living with your parents?

How old were you when you moved out on your own?


This post was inspired by a writing prompt from Kat at Mama’s Losin’ It

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