It’s a big misconception out there that YA fiction is only for those whose daily attire includes a school uniform. In fact, that’s quite far from the truth. There’s lots of books originally aimed for a younger audience that adults have simply fallen in love with, such as the Harry Potter or Hunger Games series. But these are definitely not the only YA books that absolutely everyone needs to read.
While my own family are pretty awesome, I can’t lie and say there aren’t some fictional people I’d slot into their place. If I had to start over, this is who I’d like to have in my family.
I’ve already brushed on the life and times of having parents who are teachers, but I didn’t go into the nitty gritty details, or the questions that always come up when you reveal your parent’s profession.
In reality, it’s a lot more mundane than you might think, but with schools going back in the coming days there are definitely countless other people in my shoes. Be they just getting into the education system or immersed deep in their school going years, anyone with a parent standing at the top of a classroom will be familiar with these queries.
College is over with almost two months now, and there’s still two months to go before heading back. All this means coming back to the homestead for a lot of people across the country.
For those who commuted to college each morning, this is no problem. Mamma and Pappa have been around all the time and there was no way to escape them. But for people who moved out for the college year, much like I have done, there is now the task of re-acquainting yourself with the idea of having the folks downstairs.
It might not be as bad as you’re making it out in your head though. Beyond the hiccups and moments where you plan their demise, living with Mammy and Daddy could be- dare I say it- actually kinda nice.Continue reading