There's something blissful about going home for the holidays, even as a young adult. There are so many things that are different when you're home with your family.

1. You get to eat real food

Homecooked meals beat fast food any day of the week, and they're at least 100 times better than ramen noodles.

2. Your debit card stays in your wallet


If you go somewhere, your parents pay about 99% of the time. It's glorious.

3. Your bedtime changes


When your whole house is in bed by nine, you tend to follow suit. It's a refreshing time to catch up on all the sleep you lost over the semester.

4. You go back in a time machine


Your old room, your old town, and the same little old ladies in the grocery store. It's like a time machine.

5. You laugh, a lot


I don't know about y'all... but my family is hilarious. I laugh so much when I go home, and I love every minute of it.

6. You love, even more


Being surrounded by the people you love is the best feeling in the world. Being surrounded by family is the best.

7. You get to be a "kid" again


Santa comes and you best bet you're leaving cookies out for him, too. Home-made, hand-decorated cookies that you decorated with precision. That feeling of being a "kid" never gets old, not around the holidays.