I think I've determined the reason that visits from parents when one is an adult are so frustrating. It's because when they show up I feel like I'm grounded, in the way of being 15 and grounded for the weekend. Not allowed to go out with friends, not allowed to talk on the phone, not allowed to do what one wants to do but instead subject to the whims of one's parents.
Needless to say, this makes me feel quite petulant and like I want to sneak out after they go to sleep to ride around in cars, drink Strawberry Hill Boone's Farm wine, smoke contraband cigarettes, and have premarital sex with boys of whom they would not approve.
5 years ago