We did rent our own house up until 2012 as the crippling cost of it all got to much. Rent, council tax, bills, car insurance, petrol, every day living was a nightmare. There were some weeks where me & Paul has to make do with plain pasta for tea & give aiden the nutritious stuff as we simply couldn't afford to live.
I finally came clean to my parents about what was happening and without a shadow of hesitation they simply said right well you'll all have to move in here!
We thought long and hard about it as no one really wants to move back in with their parents but we had no other option, we couldnt afford to rent nor get a mortgage so that was the only logical solution.
We pay our way by splitting everything 50/50 so the financial side is taken care of but living with your parents has its downsides especially with a toddler in tow!
It wasn't so bad when aiden was smaller but now hes just coming out of the terrible 2's and now into a complete different stage which im yet to name some things can irritate me!
Not having our own space, Aidens bedroom is miniscule as hes got the box room. Having a bathroom routine in the morning. its just the little things that get to me but at the end of the day it's all about compromise and we've all had to do it (apart from the dogs as they haven't compromised anything they still hog all the sofas)
I am extremely grateful to my parents for what they done for us and obviosuly coming home has uprooted them as well but we all get on so well and all pitch in with what needs to be done.
We'll never have a proper home to call our own but for now this is our home!!!