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The parent trap: how travelling forces you to address the generation gap | Johanna Leggatt

Nothing prepares you for how rigidly parents will adhere to old habits even as the world is screaming at them to change

Are we there yet? Travelling with parents is not for the faint-hearted.

When you go home for Christmas, a kind of emotional regression takes place. You could be 40 – 50 even – but something about being back in the family home and sleeping in your old childhood bedroom casts you into teenage petulance. You feel like an adolescent again and you start behaving like one.

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