7 Reasons Why Thanksgiving In College Is Infinitely Better Than Thanksgiving Before College
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7 Reasons Why Thanksgiving In College Is Infinitely Better Than Thanksgiving Before College

Sleeping, procrastinating, and eating - Thanksgiving break is truly catered to every college student's strongest assets.

7 Reasons Why Thanksgiving In College Is Infinitely Better Than Thanksgiving Before College

Thanksgiving in college is one of life's greatest blessings. Growing up, Thanksgiving was never particularly special to me. Sure, it involved having a socially acceptable excuse to gorge myself on food - normally I just go with "Treat yo' self" - but other than that, Thanksgiving was always just another family dinner, with maybe another relative or two than usual. But Thanksgiving in college? It's an entirely different story.

1. You get to shower without shoes on.

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And you can sing in the shower to your heart's content, and you can philosophize about life for as long as you want without your roommates judging you.

2. You get to sleep in your actually comfortable home bed.

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It's just for a few days, but for those few days you get to bask in the sanctuary of your own bed that you chose specifically for it's personal comfortability. No more plastic-covered dorm mattress for you. It's like sleeping on cloud 9.

3. You get to sleep in.

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Everyone knows that sleeping until 3 in the afternoon doesn't make you a trash human being when it's during Thanksgiving break.

4. You have the best excuse of the entire academic year to avoid any and all responsibilities.

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You have to spend quality time with your Netflix account family. It would be morally repugnant to do work.

5. Your parents come in clutch to replenish you with all the supplies you've run out of.

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Shampoo, toothpaste, printer paper, ink, clothing that you don't actually need. You name it, your parents are probably so happy to have you home that suddenly, it no longer feels like you're a brokeass college student. I'm not saying take advantage of your parents, but this is an opportunity you should never pass up.

6. You can visit your old high school teachers and hear how much they miss you.

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Nothing like an ego boost to refresh your self-esteem before the stress of finals hits you like a ton of bricks!


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Finally, and perhaps most importantly, is the food. It is home-cooked and there is a TON of it. After a full semester of less-than-gourmet dining hall food, eating a home-cooked meal is enough to bring a college student to tears. Now is your chance to make like a squirrel and stuff your face so that maybe, just maybe, you won't have to scrounge in the dining halls during finals week.

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