Ah, the holiday season. Snow, presents, cookies, warm crackling fires, and the traditional family drama — what more could you ask for?
We all know what it's like to make the long trek home for the holidays. Adult children return to the nest to be fed and coddled by their parents for a week every winter. Everything is cheerful and wonderful. Until it's not. Inevitably, you scream at each other and cry and slam doors until it's time to gather 'round the table to slice the Christmas ham and put it all behind you...or at least behind a few glasses of spiked eggnog.
These are the tweets that most perfectly capture what it's like to return home for the holidays.
Parents' Movie Questions
There is quite literally no experience like the experience of trying to watch a movie with parents who either don’t hear very well or don’t understand movies very well (or both). We all know what that’s like.
When you’re not around your family all the time, you can forget just how awkward being around your family can get. Especially that extended family. Those people are weird.
A Year's Worth of Complaints
It’s so true, though. When you get home for Christmas after not seeing your family for months, they often say things like, “Have you showered recently? What’s going on with your hair? Here, have some moccasins.”
Spooked at 30
Many of us have left our quaint (read: old, creaky, dark, scary) hometowns for bustling big cities where the lights are always on. And it’s not until you return home to your parents’ dank, cold, creepy basement that you realize just how much of scaredy-cat you really are.
Now this is a universal experience. Even if you’re staying in the house you grew up in — that hasn’t been your shower for years! It can take some adjusting to. Or you can just resign yourself to weird, greasy hair the whole time you’re home.
We haven’t even gotten to the crazy conservative uncles yet…