You know the drill. The first day you get home you’re welcomed with a hug and a cup of tea. The next morning you get a nice big breakfast and get to choose what to watch on the tele. Then somehow, somewhere along the line, something changes and you revert back to being your 14 year old self, screaming about how “no one understands you” and complaining about having to stack the dishwasher. Whether you’re home for a while or just a short weekend break, here’s how to navigate your return to the family.
Alright, this sounds a little silly, and no one should need a how-to guide to simply sitting at home alone, waiting for their housemates to get back, right? Wrong. The last time I was home alone my housemate came back to find me stood directly in front of the TV after literally just walking around my flat for hours, doing nothing. It was 10pm and I hadn’t even managed to make my dinner yet because I’d been aimlessly circling my flat. Why? Maybe it’s because I’m actually super needy, maybe it’s the hyperactivity-inducing spare time with no one to vent my deepest, most ridiculous thoughts to… who knows? Either way, here’s how to make better use of your empty flat/house when you’re needy af.
The lovely Kindly Katie (click to see her blog!) had some great ideas for those of us who’ve come home from university, travelling or anywhere else and are back living with our parents. Although the free food in the fridge and household heating might be a luxury at first, sometimes the novelty wears off of being back home, but Katie’s gathered a few ideas about how to cope with this: