Going home for the holidays can be the highlight of the season. Free food and socializing with your family can be a stress relieving experience.
Everyone wants to catch up on how you're doing and how college is going.
Unfortunately, after your 21st birthday, people start asking about "milestones" in your life. People want to know when you're getting married and having kids.
These questions are especially invasive for women who do not plan to get married or have children. If you are asked one of these nine questions, here are the perfect reactions to them.
1. "Are you seeing anyone new?"
Trust me, if I was seeing someone new, then you would have heard about it. I would have run into this house and told everyone about my new bae. Since that did not happen, you should assume I'm very single. Find me a full-time college student with a job that has time to look for a partner.
2. "Are you still seeing [insert name of ex-partner]?"
Nope, I'm not. Did you notice that I didn't mention their name in the last 20-minute conversion that we've had? Or that they're not here meeting the family. Just assume that they're canceled and never going to be spoken about again.
3. "Have you lost weight? It will help you find a boyfriend."
Do not ask about my weight when we're about to sit down to a 2,000 calorie meal. Have you lost weight? That's what I'd like to know.
4. "When can we meet your partner?"
Considering that they're not currently here with us, the answer is no. It's too soon and I'm not ready for them to meet my crazy family. Remember, I want him to like me.
5. "Are you planning on getting married?"
Do you see a ring on my finger? That's how you'll know I'm getting married. Turn your Facebook notifications on and you'll be very up-to-date on the state of our marriage.
6. "Do you want to have a big wedding?"
0/10 do I want to have a big wedding. Just for asking, you are not invited.
7. "How many kids do you want to have?"
Stop. Asking. Women. About. Having. Kids. There are many women who do not want children or cannot have children. If I didn't bring it up keep your thoughts to yourself or ask someone else.
8. "Do you want to be a stay-at-home mom?"
Have you asked my partner if they're staying at home with the baby? No? Then don't ask me. If my partner isn't expected to stay home, neither should I.
9. "Are you moving back home?"
I haven't decided if I'm moving back yet. If you want to pay my rent, you can let me know.