It's not too often that I get to travel overseas to visit my parents, but this time I had to. My dad's job is taking him on a new foreign assignment to another continent, one that might be less accessible, so I decided to make the effort to visit them sooner than later.
Ever since I reached my financial independence milestone and declared freedom from my parents, I've thrived in the openness of my own free will, taking fairly decent care of myself. It's been so long since I've had to live under my parents' shadow and watchful eagle eyes, so having to do so now, even for a few weeks has been rather difficult. I'm not the same little boy who used to depend on my parents' guidance and tutelage when I lived with them, so living with them now is taking some getting used to. Since we've lived so physically apart for numerous years due to the sheer oceanic distances that separate our jobs, I always feel like I need to get to know them again for the first time and get accustomed to their quirky living habits every time I see them. Even for the purposes of a relatively brief couple of weeks stay, I always find I learn something new about them that I didn't notice before (perhaps it's because I get to view them through a refreshed set of perspectives).
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