Your Parents Are Lucky to Have You
You watch them spending too much money on things they couldn’t afford if they were paying rent like they’re supposed to but aren’t because you’re still trying to figure out: A) How temporary is this? B) Do I want to be my kid’s landlord? C) Am I lucky my kids love me enough to move home? D) Am I a sucker?
If you are an adult living with your parents right now (I was up until about ten seconds ago, it’s cool) you should send them this essay by Jim Sollisch. Put a smiley face in the subject line (or, print it out and draw the smiley face). It’s short and sweet and a little bit funny and ends on a high note. It also comes out squarely in favor of adult kids not paying rent (bonus).