Spending time with parents as a young adult

Spending time with my parents is quite honestly one of my favourite things to do. I’ve always enjoyed being in their company, but I feel as though my appreciation for the time I spend in their company has only grown as I’ve gotten older, believe it or not.

A lot of people are taken aback when I tell them that I go on day and overnight trips with my parents, and if I had guess why, I imagine their surprise is associated with my age. I am 25 and I still live with my parents, so I really do spend a lot of time with them.

I can’t speak for everyone, but based on my observations and conversations with people around my age, spending time with parents is a concept that starts to dwindle away as we, their children, get older. A reduction in the amount of time spent with parents, as a child, is understandable when we age because we may be starting a family of our own or are heading in that direction. But, that doesn’t mean that the time we spend with our parents has to be significantly cut or stopped altogether, and I personally find it a bit of a shame when this happens.

Granted, not all of us have great relationships with our parents. I’m extremely fortunate to be able to call my parents my own, and I am further grateful for the fact that I get along with them so well. Not everyone can say the same in terms of their own family dynamic, but if you’re a young adult who has a healthy relationship with your parents, I encourage you to spend more time with them if you don’t do so very much currently. They will leave us one day, so it makes sense to seize the opportunity to be in their presence more often than not.

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