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TORONTO—Katie Hampton has moved back in with her parents. “I’m selling my condo and I have to be out of the space during the viewings,” said Hampton. “I’m hoping it won’t be more than a couple of weeks. I can do anything for two weeks. That’s what I keep telling myself.”

Hampton’s parents are happy to welcome their daughter home. “We’re so glad to have her back, “ said Judy, Hampton’s mother. “Now I can keep an eye on her, helping my daughter be the very best version of herself.”

Hampton plans to spend most of the forced relocation in her childhood bedroom. “Between work and watching Netflix, I’m sure the time will fly by. I mean, during the pandemic, family was really my only choice.”

Judy has her own idea of what the stay will look like. “I imagine us creating a  vision board for Katie. Together, we can identify where she’s falling short and make a plan to address her failures.”

With Hampton and her two cats, the suburban split-level will balloon to three adults and five felines. “She’s bringing the cats?” said Hampton’s dad, Joe. “Guess I’ll spend more time in the garage.”

Hampton was busy making preparations during the interview. Her bags were already packed with headphones, a portable door lock, and a variety of edibles.

“We’re very pleased to be able to help Katie. She’ll always have a place here,” said Judy. “A home that reminds her of her values. And what she should do. And eat.”

By Molly Donovan

I grew up in the USA, but don't hold that against me because I'm also Canadian. Just think of me as the mole.

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