5 Things to Know About Being Home for Thanksgiving [CONTEST]
It’s about that time again. Right as you’ve settled into campus life quite comfortably, you’re packing your backs and buying mini-bottles in preparation for a Thanksgiving spent with your sometimes-endearing, usually well-meaning family. Brace yourselves, because the transition back isn’t as easy as the one you made upon leaving home.
Here are 5 Things to Know About Being Home for Thanksgiving:
“Honey, why are you sitting in your room with a bottle of Cherry Burnett’s and that T-Pain song on repeat?”
Okay, so Mom probably doesn’t know who T-Pain is. And she probably also doesn’t know what pre-gaming looks like. Meeting up with high school friends for a little reunion? Avoid the sticky questions by taking your pre-game out of the parentals’ line of vision.
“Umm…will your friend be spending the night?”
Your childhood bedroom is not built from the same soundproof cinderblock walls as your dorm. It’s also located in your parents’ house. But you just found out that the geeky guy from senior statistics turned into a total babe during college and he totally wants to hook up with y-o-u! Play on, player…but not at home.
“Now, your Uncle Melvin and I were wondering what you’re going to do with a degree in…philosophy?”
As you join hands and give thanks for the bountiful feast sitting on your Thanksgiving table, try to have a little patience with your relatives. Their insistence that liberal arts majors can’t make a steady living are really just concerns for your well-being. When you’re clutching the big turkey-cutting knife, repeat that to yourself.
“I’ll buy you a box of Sour Patch Kids if you come to the movies with me.”
Guess what? Little siblings can be cool, especially if you’re stuck at home for a long weekend without any friends nearby. Round up the troops and take them to see a movie or to grab a soda (with or without vodka, depending on their age).
“Didn’t we call you mouth-breather in high school?”
If you’re without siblings (or if they’re too cool for you), don’t ignore the people you might not have hung out with in high school. “Wanna grab a drink?” is a universally understood phrase, especially during the stressful holiday season.
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Congrats to Kia for bringing home the bacon! Can’t wait to see what she buys!