I'm curious what people think on this subject and/or have experienced. I've graduated college and am halfway through a masters - so I've been away from home for over five years. I own my own car and am 100% financially independent from my parents and have been for several years. One thing which is always amusing is coming home for holidays. My parents seem to have a hard time with understanding I am an adult (or are just being typical parents and not wanting to ever let go ) and so it makes for an interesting situation. Specifically, when it comes to family road trips. For 95% of the time, I am an adult and can make own decisions, etc, but when I'm home it's a blast to the past. It's a weird feeling and hard to explain. I feel people will either completely "get" it or have no idea wtf I'm talking about. Has anyone else experienced this?