Easing the Burden of Your Holiday Visit On your Parents

“Well you’ve successfully flown the coop and are living on your own. Heck you’re living in another state altogether. That’s exciting for everyone, and I’m sure your parents will love to hear your stories about what you are up to and how things are going for you. But the problem is that it’s the holidays, and you’re flying in, and you are now going to be a big dead weight on them as they try to go about their lives and you are going to expect them to do everything for you – after all your life is 1000’s of miles away and they should be happy you want to come back and visit. Well that’s true, but there are some things you can do as a visitor to your parents that will make the visit go so very smoothly. Holidays are stressful, maybe try to make them not so stressful.

Get Out of the House

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Do you have any friends around? Even if not, don’t rely on the home as your only source of hanging. You might decide on the second day of your visit to go hit up an old favorite stomping ground. You can just tell your parents that you want to see them but are going to give them a little space to catch up on their normal daily things while you go out and get some time to reflect on where you are at in life. It won’t be that bad a time and then when you get home you’ll have a renewed excitement of seeing each other. You don’t want to wear out your welcome on the first day!

Rent a Car To Get Around

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One thing that can cause a lot of stress from your visit is the fact that your car is back at your apartment and you are reliant either on a mom or a dad to drive you around, or even worse, that you must take their car away from them leaving them stranded at their own home. Talk about resentment building fast. These days you can rent a car for pretty cheap, so you’ll probably want to do that. Go ahead and rent a car for your visit. Even if your parents say that there’s no need to, with the low prices at places like www.avonrents.com, you will be a smart son or daughter if you just bite the bullet and do it. Everyone will be less stressed if you do. Check out the prices at https://www.avonrents.com.

Help Out Around the House

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Maybe you were a sloth as a teenager, but now you are an adult and you can help out around the house. Make a dinner, or at least clean up after – clear the table and do the dishes. Let mom and dad retire to the living room and you make that kitchen spotless. Show them they raised no fool. “