A few days ago I said good-bye to my BFF. She returned to Sweden. I, on the other hand, had a week left in Thailand. My parents usually escapes the Swedish winters by travelling to Thailand and now I'm spending a week with them before I return to the US.
The Thailand trip with my BFF was absolutely amazing! Even though we have cherished every moment of it, we have had a few incidents along the way that was somewhat challenging. It almost always involved people trying to cheat us off our money. Fortunately, our heads are screwed on straight but it was still exhausting and frustrating. However, everything changed when we met up with my parents.
They met us at the bus-stop with their taxi. They had already checked us in at the hotel, they had prepared breakfast and transportation for Theres and her early departure the next morning, they had arranged for us to have a drink by the pool and my mum had prepared a wonderful dinner. Once they went into "parent-mode" they were impossible to stop. And trust me, I'm not complaining! They've ushered me around, doted on me and made sure I'm not hungry, thirsty, tired, too hot, too cold or bored. I literally don't need my brain when I'm with my parents!
Since I and my husband moved to the US, I don't get to see my parents as often. So we take the opportunity to really enjoy each others company and take care of each other when ever we can. It might not be very independent of me to enjoy their care as much as I do, but I would be lying if I said that I'm not loving it! I'm a married 28 year old woman. I'm my husbands wife. But I'm also my parents daughter. I'm their 28 year old child.