The Pros and Cons to Being 27 and Living With Your Parents

Pro: Home cooked meals. Duh.

Con: They still expect you to do the dishes.

Pro: They have a waaay better cable package than you.

Con: All they do is watch Bill O’Reilly.

CAUTION.

Pro: Free Internet!

Con: It’s dial-up.

Pro: They take your advice and get wireless internet.

Con: You’re the new live-in I.T. person.

WHY won't it SCAN.

Pro: Free Netflix!

Con: It’s always a documentary about the latest thing to give you cancer. This month? Bottled water.

Pro: The dog gets a lot more exercise here.

Con: He has tripled his caloric intake as the new garbage disposal.

Pro: You get to use land lines again.

Yesss.

Con: Courtesy Callers.

Pro: You don’t have to pay rent.

Con: You have to tell people you live with your parents.

Pro: TiVo!

Con: Can’t record anything, the queue is full with past episodes of The O’Reilly Factor.

Pro: You start watching a lot more Oprah.

Con: You start watching a lot more 19 Kids and Counting.

Is TiVo recording this? Make sure it's recording.

Pro: You find out your parents enjoy some of the same shows you do.

Con: There’s something uncomfortable about watching Tosh.0 with your parents.

What's He Doing Mary?

Pro: They provide a great example of what marriage should be like.

Con: I’m the only one in the house not getting laid.

 

**This is dedicated to my parents. My saviors. I might be under a bridge somewhere without them. And to my stepdad, who has watched waay more Say Yes To The Dress than any man ever should.

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53 thoughts on “The Pros and Cons to Being 27 and Living With Your Parents

  1. Pro: Free alchohol.
    Con: No hot guys.
    (Alt) Pro: you find out your parents enjoy some of the same shows as you do.
    Con: There’s something terribly ironic and ominous when they decide to watch “You’re Cut Off!” with you.

    Hilarious!! Can’t wait to read more from a fellow fibro-fighter!

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  2. This was great! For me, it’s not just Bill O’Reilly. Fox plays continuously here so I know all the programming from the morning show with Bill Hemmer and Martha MacCallum to Hannity after Bill. I even know, or can at least recognize most of the Fox news contributors.

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  3. Two years ago I separated from the United States Air Force, and moved back in with my parents and little sister after 8+ years in the military. It was truly a difficult transition since I had practically lived on my own since my enlistment after graduating from High school. At the time I had some community college classes and wanted to go into Nursing. I recently graduated with my degree in Biology with a minor in chemistry and currently now in Medical school. Keep pursing your dreams and never give up, that it one day at a time and you’ll get there.

    Thanks for being a positive spirit out here for so many, while in the midst of your illness. Continue to do what you do, and I wish you the best in all your endeavours.

    I’ll continue to read your posts as it provides much needed distractions after several hours of anatomy, physiology, medical biochemistry and genetics…

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  5. Thanks for another chuckle! You’re my hero!

    I think more kids are having to move back home with their parents due to financial difficulties mostly. As a parent I love my kids, but it would be difficult to have them move back home. Of course I’d never say no, but heaven help us if that happens! :)

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  6. I just moved back in with my parents after living on my own for 8 years…. I definitely have mixed feelings. I’ll definitely do dishes for good meals I don’t have to cook though! Thank goodness my parents don’t watch Bill O’Reilly

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  7. the tv show things are halarious…19 kids..um So hear ya there,lol…and the ‘say yes to the dress’ thing at the end had me cracking up. so cute.

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