The Top 7 Things You Get Asked During The Holidays
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The Top 7 Things You Get Asked During The Holidays

So many questions, so little answers we actually want to give.

The Top 7 Things You Get Asked During The Holidays

Most of us can agree that college is stressful, so heading home for the holidays is usually the most relaxing part of our year. We don’t want to talk about school, work, relationships, or anything for that matter. But sometimes our family and friends have different ideas about conversation topics. Here are the top seven questions you are almost guaranteed to have to answer during the holiday season.

1. How’s school going? How are your grades? What’s your GPA?

The dreaded questions about grades -- we never want to answer them, but that seems to be the first thing any family member asks when they haven’t seen you in a long time. My mental stability is nonexistent, but yeah, my grades are great!

2. So, do you have a boyfriend? A girlfriend? Have you made any new friends?

Yet another glorious question that your family is always way too anxious to know the answer to! If your situation is that bad, or you have no desire to answer, just keep eating to avoid the conversation all together.

3. Have you been getting enough sleep? Are you stressed? You look a little worn out!

Between constant studying, homework, working, and attempting to have a social life, sleep is always the last thing on most college kids' to-do list. No matter how many times you’ve told your family that you’re just a little stressed, they tell you to make sure you’re getting enough sleep. Yeah, it’s fine Aunt Becky, my final exam can wait as I attempt to catch up on the 52 hours of sleep I lost this year.

4. Have you been studying for finals? What have you been doing all break?

Although we all hate to admit it, yes, we should be studying for finals during break. Do we really want to? Absolutely not. Just try and pretend you’re doing homework and close that Netflix tab whenever someone walks by.

5. Have you been eating well at school? What do you usually eat?

The dining hall food is certainly nothing to brag about. And while most of us have pretty much been living off of caffeine, at least try your best to think of the last actual, half-decent meal you had that wasn’t Chipotle.

6. Have you gained weight?

Sometimes the freshman 15 exists, sometimes it doesn’t. Sometimes your family won’t point it out, sometimes they will. But hey, who can blame you when the only edible thing on campus is pizza?

7. Did you hear what your cousin/brother/sister did?

Although we love our siblings and cousins, sometimes having your family members gloat to you about their accomplishments is the last thing we want to hear. I was the golden child too when I was 12, mom, let’s not forget about that.

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