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22 Things You'll Only Understand If You've Been On Holiday With Your Mum

"Mum, I love you, but please stop talking."

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1. Your mum will have started packing several days before you.

2. And spent a fair amount of time talking about how excited she is to go away.

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By "fair amount", we're talking a couple of months, at least.

3. At some point, someone will "mistake" your mum for being your "sister".

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Which will leave her feeling smug and you questioning whether you genuinely look way older than you thought you did.

4. You'll inevitably be forced to visit a cathedral or museum.

And you'll pretend to be as interested as possible, for the sake of everybody's happiness.
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And you'll pretend to be as interested as possible, for the sake of everybody's happiness.

5. But if you spend the day on the beach or by the pool, she'll spend the majority of it asleep.

my mom comes all the way from mass to visit me (aka sleep on the beach)

6. Your mum will be the drunkest one on your holiday at all times.

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It only takes a few glasses to set her off.

7. She'll ask you to take several pictures of her in front of various landmarks, so she can put them on Facebook.

Because when she tries to take them on her own, she ends up cutting out half her face.
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Because when she tries to take them on her own, she ends up cutting out half her face.

8. And you'll never cease to be amazed by how terrible her own photography is.

"Hey mom take a picture of me in front of the castle" 😶

9. But, at the very least, you'll secure a cute family selfie.

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10. Given the huge amount of time you'll be spending with each other, you'll both find yourselves getting irritated way quicker than normal.

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"Mum, I love you, but please, please stop talking."

11. But no matter how much you annoy each other, neither of you can stay angry.

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12. Because for every moment of annoyance, there's a moment where you remember just how fun your mum can be.

13. Your mum will have the pleasant job of dragging you out of bed every morning to ensure you don't "miss the day".

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14. You'll take the time together to catch up on each other's lives and have some deep, meaningful chats.

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She'll give you advice you never knew you needed.

15. And, of course, broach the topic of your love life.

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"So, anyone you like?"

16. You'll truly learn the art of compromise.

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You don't always have the same interests and that becomes pretty clear when you're picking nighttime entertainment.

17. But you’ll occasionally find yourself regressing to a childlike state when you're pushed too far.

"I cannot walk up another hill, Mum, please don't make me."
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"I cannot walk up another hill, Mum, please don't make me."

18. You have no problem sitting in silence with each other.

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19. And you'll relish the fact you know each other so well because it means you never have to pretend to be "cool".

Being ugly with my mom 💀😈😜 #RockabillyWeekend

She accepts you for you, which makes her the ideal holiday companion.

20. You'll appreciate the fact you would never be able to afford such a nice holiday if it wasn't for your mum.

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21. And although you may feel as though you need another holiday after spending so much quality time together...

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22. ...you know there's no better opportunity to spend some much-needed time with your mum.

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