6 things you learn when you go on holiday with your mum
Hi, I’m Skye, and this summer I went on holiday with my mum.
Sounds harmless right? Well, guess again.
Rome. A beautiful city full of culture, pizza, history, pasta, and gorgeous architecture. But when you’ve got your mum by your side, things will happen that you could never imagine.
1. Your mum will expect you to be more independent (uh oh)
Although this is something that should be expected from someone my age, you will find yourself repeating “I DON’T KNOW WHAT I’M DOING, WOMAN” more than once.
2. You will get lost.
This isn’t necessarily a terrible thing, because this means you may find unexpected places that aren’t on the tourist attraction map. I’m not sure if this is just my mum that does this, but my mum thinks I’m a walking, talking GPS; so it’s not ideal when you’re stuck on a side street, with your mum asking “where now?”.
3. You’ll talk a lot, but also learn when to be quiet
My holiday with my mum allowed us to talk more openly about things that we may not have talked about in the past. But you learn to realise when you and your mum need space. Silence is occasionally golden.
4. Your mum will take a lot of unflattering pictures of you
*Cue many photos of me trying to look cool with statues* Yet your mum will upload the worst one to Facebook with the caption “My beautiful daughter”, and then all of her friends will start commenting things like”gorgeous!”, and “have a fun time ladies!” etc.
5. You will take a million selfies because ‘I’ve got my chins out’
Your arm will hurt, your cheeks will ache but you have to keep going because your mum has ‘her chins out’.
6. You will realise how much she means to you, and you’ll cherish your time with her.