20 Reasons Why Being Home For Thanksgiving Is The Best
Start writing a post
Lifestyle

20 Reasons Why Being Home For Thanksgiving Is The Best

You know you're dying to be back home already.

90
20 Reasons Why Being Home For Thanksgiving Is The Best
Giphy

Thanksgiving Break: AKA the time that we’ve all been waiting for eagerly for the past few weeks. There are so many different reasons why being home for Thanksgiving break is the best; here are 20.

1. The food

Oh how I'm looking forward to getting away from the crappy slices of Kanbar pizza and 75 cent boxes of pasta and being able to eat real food again. Remember when we used to complain about our parents' cooking? Now we cherish it, every home-cooked meal feels like a gift. And we all know Thanksgiving dinner is a feast in itself.


2. Seeing your pets again


I have two fat cats and the two cutest pups waiting for me at home and I can’t wait to be reunited with them again. Instead of eagerly pointing out every dog I see around campus, I’m looking forward to snuggling up with my little fur babies.


3. Having your parents pay for you

As broke college students, even a $10 decision seems like kind of a big deal. And hey when you have $20 in your checking account and are eating not much more than 75 cent boxes of pasta, every dollar can seem like a hundred. Having your parents pay for necessities such as food and toiletries again will be a blessing.


4. Catching up with your friends from your hometown

And hear about everything that they've been up to.


5. Seeing your siblings

As much as we all may not want to admit it, we all do miss our siblings and look forward to seeing them again. Even if we act like we’re constantly annoyed with them.

6. The food

I know I mentioned this one earlier but it's important enough that I think it needs to be mentioned again.


7. Not having to stress about school

No rushing to class because you overslept or fretting about exams!


8. Being able to sleep in

Goodbye, alarm clock.


9. Sleeping in your bed again

My uncomfortable, tiny bed in my on-campus townhouse is one of the things that I’m looking forward to getting away from over break the most. Stretching out in my cozy bed at home will be absolute heaven.

10. Did I mention the food?

Thanksgiving feasts, meals out, having a seemingly endless pantry stocked by your mom! Please tell me who isn’t looking forward to this more than anything.


11. Being able to drive places again

If you’re like me and you don’t have a car at school, being back at home and being able to drive again feels like complete freedom. And hey, no more $20 Uber rides all the time.


12. Having a break from the people at your school

Even if you love everyone at your school, it can be nice to get away and have a little break for a bit. You’ll be able to recenter and go back to school refreshed and re-energized to finish the semester.


13. Seeing your family

The only people you can be a total grouch around and they’ll still love you anyways.


14. Celebrating the beginning of the holiday season

My boyfriend and I are getting a Christmas tree together this year and I couldn’t be more excited. One of the best things about the holidays is decorating for them.


15. Black Friday (or Cyber Monday if you’re like me.)

Who is ready to get their shop on?


16. Family holiday traditions

Time to break out the chocolate-filled advent calendar.


17. The sweet treats

Calories don't count over Thanksgiving break, right?


18. Sharing a bathroom with way less people

Who really wants to wait to go to the bathroom when they first wake up because someone else is showering in the bathroom?


19. Watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

You know we all have our favorite floats.


20. Being home is just wonderful

After all- there's no place like home.

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
the beatles
Wikipedia Commons

For as long as I can remember, I have been listening to The Beatles. Every year, my mom would appropriately blast “Birthday” on anyone’s birthday. I knew all of the words to “Back In The U.S.S.R” by the time I was 5 (Even though I had no idea what or where the U.S.S.R was). I grew up with John, Paul, George, and Ringo instead Justin, JC, Joey, Chris and Lance (I had to google N*SYNC to remember their names). The highlight of my short life was Paul McCartney in concert twice. I’m not someone to “fangirl” but those days I fangirled hard. The music of The Beatles has gotten me through everything. Their songs have brought me more joy, peace, and comfort. I can listen to them in any situation and find what I need. Here are the best lyrics from The Beatles for every and any occasion.

Keep Reading...Show less
Being Invisible The Best Super Power

The best superpower ever? Being invisible of course. Imagine just being able to go from seen to unseen on a dime. Who wouldn't want to have the opportunity to be invisible? Superman and Batman have nothing on being invisible with their superhero abilities. Here are some things that you could do while being invisible, because being invisible can benefit your social life too.

Keep Reading...Show less
Featured

19 Lessons I'll Never Forget from Growing Up In a Small Town

There have been many lessons learned.

40430
houses under green sky
Photo by Alev Takil on Unsplash

Small towns certainly have their pros and cons. Many people who grow up in small towns find themselves counting the days until they get to escape their roots and plant new ones in bigger, "better" places. And that's fine. I'd be lying if I said I hadn't thought those same thoughts before too. We all have, but they say it's important to remember where you came from. When I think about where I come from, I can't help having an overwhelming feeling of gratitude for my roots. Being from a small town has taught me so many important lessons that I will carry with me for the rest of my life.

Keep Reading...Show less
​a woman sitting at a table having a coffee
nappy.co

I can't say "thank you" enough to express how grateful I am for you coming into my life. You have made such a huge impact on my life. I would not be the person I am today without you and I know that you will keep inspiring me to become an even better version of myself.

Keep Reading...Show less
Student Life

Waitlisted for a College Class? Here's What to Do!

Dealing with the inevitable realities of college life.

115401
college students waiting in a long line in the hallway
StableDiffusion

Course registration at college can be a big hassle and is almost never talked about. Classes you want to take fill up before you get a chance to register. You might change your mind about a class you want to take and must struggle to find another class to fit in the same time period. You also have to make sure no classes clash by time. Like I said, it's a big hassle.

This semester, I was waitlisted for two classes. Most people in this situation, especially first years, freak out because they don't know what to do. Here is what you should do when this happens.

Keep Reading...Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments