College is simultaneously the best and worst years of your life. There are so many things to do and juggling a social life, classes and sleep can get the best of us sometimes. It's nice to be able to go home for a weekend and remember the simpler times.
1. Coming home to a home cooked meal never sounded so good.
If you're an unfortunate person like me and still have to eat at the dining hall, then you know how repetitive the meals can be. Basically, I'm eating pasta for two out of my three meals. My dad's penne carbonara is probably the best thing about coming home.
2. Laundry is free, and you don't have to wait for a washer to open up.
Everyone dreads laundry day. It's a race to see who can get to a washer first, and you're always worrying about losing your favorite socks or watching out for that one person who moves your clothes so they can put theirs in. At home, you don't even ask but your mom immediately takes your clothes and does your laundry. At least, I know mine does, because she thinks I am not adult enough to do laundry at school and doesn't trust me.
3. Family time is fun, until someone mentions your grades
It starts with a nice family dinner, and escalates to a lecture about your grades, and what you're doing with your life, and you sit there, thinking how you should've just stayed at school.
4. You get to see your siblings
Coming home to see your sisters is all fun and games until someone gets hurt. I automatically end up getting in trouble because I'm the oldest.
5. You have an excuse to stay in and watch Netflix.
Usually, If I'm watching Netflix on a Saturday night, one of my friends will make me feel bad for not going out. But at home, you literally cannot go out, so might as well binge watch an entire season of Nathan For You ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
6. Two words: Bubble Baths.
Okay, maybe this is just me. But lush bath bombs have ruined my life and I love it. I have a stash at home, and it is the only time I can use them. The showers at school are pretty nasty, and there is a dingy bathtub that the janitor uses to store cleaning supplies, so baths at school are out of the question. When I'm home, spend hours in the bath, thinking about all the homework I still haven't done.
7. Running errands turns into a spontaneous shopping spree.
I tell myself I need to go to the mall to buy one thing. And that one thing usually turns into 50 other things. To put it in another way, I have a shopping addiction.
Maybe I shouldn't live by this motto.
8. Sleeping in a bed that isn't a Twin XL
I love sleeping at home because it means I don't have to worry about falling out of my bed and getting a laceration on my eye, resulting in going to the hospital at 4am. This didn't happen to me, but let's just say my friend wasn't so lucky.
What sleeping in a twin XL feels like.
9. Driving past your middle school and high school brings back memories.
Ah, the good and not so good old days. The days when you didn't know the real meaning of stress and driving into town during your free period was considered freedom.
10. You're dreading coming back to school
Coming home for the weekend is like a mini vacation where you can forget about the responsibilities you left at school. Sunday is pretty much the day you spend cramming all that homework you didn't do because you were too busy watching Netflix and taking bubble baths. But, the thought of another weekend home if you ever feel stressed out makes going back to school a little more bearable.
Mom, pls don't make me go back to school. Pls.