13 Things Your College-Aged Niece Or Nephew Is Praying You Don't Ask Them This Holiday Season

13 Things Your College-Aged Niece Or Nephew Is Praying You Don't Ask Them This Holiday Season

Just don't. No, please no. GOD NO. NOOOOOOOOO.


It's about that time of year. Going home for the holidays, seeing your hometown friends and family, doing a little shopping and a little relaxing.

Being home is bittersweet because you miss your home and your home back in college, but you don't miss the schoolwork, the constant studying, not sleeping as much, and more.

What you don't like being at home is the questions asked by every single family member.

1. "How are your grades?"

Haven't looked at them in months...

2. "Are you dating anyone?"

No, and if I was I wouldn't tell you.

3. "Have you lost any weight? Are you working out?"

I'm just not eating..

4. "Have you been eating healthy/right?"

Wait Taco Bell isn't healthy?

5. "How is it like being home for the holidays?"

Great, until you started to ask me these questions.

6. "Do you miss being at college?"

I'm saying no, but I'm meaning yes.

7. "What are you planning on doing with your degree?"

Uhhhh.. hopefully use it.

8. "How are the roommates?"

I hope good. I haven't seen them in a couple of weeks.

9. "Wow, you must go out a lot, eh?"

Not often.....

10. "Are you sleeping well?"

Sleep is for the weak apparently.

11. "Do you have a job? How are you affording all of these new clothes and your food?"

I'm in the negatives in my bank account.

12. "Do you ever miss home?"

The free food, free rent, somewhere to do laundry? Yes.

13. "The job market is not doing well right now. Aren't you worried?"

*dies a little on the inside*

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Every Time I See A College Tour Group Walk By I Just Want to Scream 'It's a TRAAAPP!'

The tour guide is good - they're just a liar.

It's officially that time of year - anywhere you walk on campus, there's bound to be a gaggle of parents and befuddled high school students winding their way through building after building. In front of them stands an overenthusiastic tour guide, spouting off statistics about the school so fast they'll make your head spin.

Unfortunately, what the tour guide says doesn't exactly line up with what goes on at the school. Oh, the things we students wish we could shout out to the parents as they pass by.

1. "You'll get sick of the dining!"

It may look like there's something new to eat every single day, but by the end of the semester, you'll be sick of everything except the things closest at home.

2. "I'm only here for the free t-shirts!"


3. "IT'S A TRAP!"

Seriously, part two. You get two of three things: a social life, sleep, or good grades. Whoever said you could have all three is lying.

4. "Welcome to the real world, suckers!"

It's got confrontation, taking care of yourself, and formal emails. (Which, of course, your professor will respond with 'k thnx bai' sent from their iPhone.)

5. "Say goodbye to sleep!"

There are three types of people on campus: tea drinkers, coffee drinkers, and people with energy drinks running through their veins.


Check all of your housing options before you move in. The dorm they're showing you might be the worst housing area on campus.


You're getting squat. Free tuition? Try the tune of $13k a year. Or more. Depending.

8. "The library is NOT the best study place."

Depending on your major, there are several places for you to study that aren't the library.

9. "The health center sucks!"

True fact: word through the grapevine is that someone once got antibiotics for a sprained ankle.You may as well sell that leg on the black market to cover the costs.

10. "Believe the roommate horror stories!"

All random roommates are horrible unless proven otherwise. (But be wary of everyone.)

11. "SI (student instructor) sessions are useless."

You will learn nothing . Chances are you'll end up correcting the instructor.

12. "The freshman fifteen is optional."

Some people don't gain it at all, and some people really gain it. It's up to you.

13. "You'll need a car!!"

If, for some reason you can't pay for the overpriced parking pass, find a friend who can.

14. "Hookup culture is real!"

But it's not for everyone. Just because everyone is doing it doesn't mean you have to.

15. "Campus jobs are a myth!"

Campus job? What's a campus job? Do you have work-study? No? No job for you. Have you tried the local coffee shop?

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