I’m 20 and still rely on Mommy and Daddy for pretty much everything
Might as well enjoy it while I can, right?
I’m sure some of you are already relating to me just from the title of this article. Others are probably confused about how I live my life.
I’ll take a second to explain a little about myself.
This is my family:
As you can see, we’re a pretty tight-knit family unit. I’m from New Jersey and the only child. I’m not going to sit here and tell you that I’m not a spoiled brat, because I am. I grew up getting, well pretty much every thing I asked for and this continues even now I’m in college miles away from home.
There was a point in high school when I got a job and I started to pay for clothes and gas. But other than that, I’m pretty much dependent on my parents help for everything else.
What exactly do my parents do for me? Well, let me tell you:
- Book my plane tickets and shuttles to and from the airport
- Fill out my FASFA
- Pay my bursar bill
- Receive my debit card statements
- Pretty much everything that has to do with money
- Pick out my outfits for fancy events
- Make my doctor appointments
- Go grocery shopping and ship all my food from Jersey to Indiana
- Send me internships to apply for
- Pay my Netflix account
- Buy themselves an Apple TV that ended up in my bedroom
- Memorize my social security number
- Fill the gas tank in my car
- Take my car to get washed
- Direct me on how to wash my clothes via Facetime
I’m pretty much helpless when it comes to doing things myself, but my parents also do all this for me because they can’t let go of their only child. I mean, they let me go to school in Indiana for God’s sake. You’ve got to give them props for that.
I think there’s a stigma against kids who still rely on their parents, but it’s really not a bad thing. Yeah, I may not have learned how to do laundry correctly until I was 19, but I’m still independent enough to get up and go to class every day. I have channeled my independence into other things like: applying for internships, doing my homework, reading Harry Potter, telling my dad to read Harry Potter, live tweeting award shows and just being awesome. I channel a lot of my independence into being awesome.
I know not everyone may have the luxury of having parents that help them like mine. You can make fun of me as much as you want, I make fun of myself. Also, If you want to judge me you can do that too. I know I should be able to make my own dentist appointments, but talking on the phone makes me nervous.
No matter what kind of parents you have, you should thank them for birthing you. No matter what the circumstances your — independent or dependent ass wouldn’t be here without them, so tell them you love them, they deserve it.
On a serious note, I don’t plan on being dependent for the rest of my life. Just until I graduate… Or find a stable job… Or get married… Or have enough money to live in a Blair Waldorf-esque penthouse in NYC. Only time will tell.