If You Tell Your Mom You Want To Move Out, She’ll Laugh And Tell You These 9 Things
The more you mention the idea of wanting to move out, the more your parents will try to convince you that you shouldn’t… especially your mom. And this is how she goes about trying to convince you that moving out is the worst idea ever:
Your mom’s strategy begins with the mention of her delicious home cooked meals, which you will miss out on if you move out.
Unless you’ve mastered your mom’s cooking skills, the only type of sopa you’ll be having when you move out is Cup-O-Noodles. #ByePozole
There’s also a *not so subtle* mention about how she’s always taking care of you when you’re sick.
Who will take care of you when you’re living by yourself, lying in bed sick with a cold?
If it’s not about how she takes care of you when you’re sick, then it’s about all of the other things she does for you on a daily basis, such as laundry.
Be prepared for piles and more piles of dirty clothes to appear.
Next is your mom’s scare tactic: she starts doing the math on how much money you would be spending on rent, utilities, and personal necessities if you were to move out.
Well, there goes all of your money to travel the world.
You can expect to hear something like, “Instead of moving out and renting an apartment, you can stay here and save your money to buy a house!”
And chances are, your mom also won’t want you moving in with your significant other until you two are married.
And since you wouldn’t be spending any money on rent, your mom reminds you of all of the other things you will be able to use that money for.
This is where you start to second guess the idea of moving out.
As part of her “sweet and caring” strategy, your mom reminds you that this is your home and that just because you’re older than 18, it doesn’t mean you’re obligated to move out.
You will always be her baby no matter how old you get.
To make her argument even stronger, your mom then guilt trips you by saying:
This is where you start to feel bad for even thinking about moving out.
Even though all of this could get a bit annoying after a while, your mom only says these things because she wants what’s best for you.
She’s just preparing you for the real world.