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24 Things Only People Who Live Far From Their Parents Understand

Home is where the food is.

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1. Your parents use social media to keep up with what you're doing.

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...EVERYTHING you're doing.

2. No amount of phone calls is ever enough for your parents.

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Whether you call once a week or twice a day, it's still not enough.

3. Group texts are simply a way of life.

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(Going to steal this designated emoji idea, btw.)

4. ...As is this inevitable consequence.

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Inside jokes don't just text themselves.

5. Also, way too many group texts revolve around parents figuring out emojis.

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The more you know... đź’«

6. Phone calls are about 98.6% family gossip...

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...And 1.4% your parents asking whether you've been eating.

7. You still get jealous every time your parents take a trip without you.

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WE GET IT. YOU'RE ADORABLE AND GOING TO HAVE A GREAT TIME WITHOUT MEEEEE.

8. You basically LIVE for care packages.

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Especially if they include FOOD!

10. You miss them so much that you are secretly pleased when you find yourself turning into your parents.

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It's a way of keeping close. (Don't worry... your secret is safe with us.)

11. Airlines are your enemy because it shouldn't bankrupt you to visit your parents.

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You'll need $500 for a plane ticket, a bag fee of $25, and $1,988.92 for airline headphones. Enjoy your flight!

13. You require your parents to send you a constant stream of pics of all and any babies in your family.

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When will someone invent an app that lets me pinch a baby's cheeks from miles away?

14. ...Ditto for pictures of pets.

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Also, there's a pretty good chance your parents' pets are their new children now. Sorry.

16. FaceTime and Skype are godsends.

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Once your parents figure 'em out, that is.

17. You're not 100% sure where "home" is.

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Is it where you live? Where your parents live? What does it mean to "go home"?

18. Time differences are a hangnail on the hand of life.

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Dad, I love you, but it's 5:45 a.m. here.

19. "Hiraeth" is a concept you know too well.

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(Even if you're just learning the word for the first time. You've felt it.)

20. You know that nothing triggers memories of home quite like food.

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Tastes like homesickness.

21. ...Even though no dish compares to your parents' cooking.

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It's just never as good as mom or dad's.

22. And let's not even talk about how you're now listening to music your parents loved when you were a kid.

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Music you didn't even like before moving away from them, tbh.

23. You will always need your parents.

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Always.

24. ...And they will always need you.

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It's true.

Every. Tasty. Video. EVER. The new Tasty app is here!

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