Gone are the days of sneaking alcohol from your parents’ liquor cabinet. As semi-adults, our parents are finally deeming us worthy of being their drinking partners, and we are NOT complaining.
Sure, there’s nothing like kicking back with your friends and getting drunk in each other’s basements. That being said, getting drunk with your parents rocks so if you haven’t gotten to that level yet, get on it. Here’s why.
My mom pulls out the good drunchies when we polish off a bottle of chardonnay. I’m talkin’ fancy cheeses and tampenade (whatever the f that is). Your body will thank you for the gourmet food you are rewarding it after drinking. And regardless of what drunchies you consume, you’ll undoubtedly feel some type of way.
If your dad loves Natty, more power to him. But, more often than not, our parents are more likely to be sippin’ on something a bit more classy. From fine wines to aged Scotch, drinking with your parents trumps whatever keg beer you’re used to. Mom will probably enjoy one of these classy dranks.
I once saw my dad get hammered to Bruce Springsteen and, honestly, it was the best thing I’ve ever seen. Drinking to dubstep gets old and I’m sure I’m not the only one who is over the Top 40. So, why not take it way back and listen to some Motown and classic rock while you imbibe. Did you know that sounds can affect how your food (and alcohol) tastes?
Again, when I drink with my friends at home, it’s typically in a cramped basement or in someone’s bedroom. If you’re as #overit as I am, drink with your parents! They are more likely to go do fun things like concerts and nice bars. And since it’s on their tab, you’re golden.
“Jessica hooked up with Ryan which is nuts because Becky loves Josh and Josh is Jessica’s…” YAWN. The gossip with your friends is tired. Switch up the conversation and listen to some middle-aged person drama. Even if it’s not the most interesting gossip in the world, it’s something different.
When your friends get too blacked out, you’re like, “Ugh, not again.” But when your rents get too blacked out? Best shit you’ve ever seen. There is something magical about bringing your parents down to your level. It’s like a glimpse into their former lives. Hopefully the rents didn’t try butt-chugging.
Better Morning Afters
You wake up at school, grab 3 Advils, nibble on some stale cereal and pray you can fall back asleep to escape hangover hell. When you’re at home, your parents are sure to have a nice balanced breakfast for you, complete with fresh-squeezed OJs. These people are pros at being hungover. Peep this perfect hangover hash.